§ 20.02 Declaration of policy
§ 20.03 Definitions
§ 20.04 Structure of executive branch
§ 20.05 Heads of departments; powers and duties
§ 20.051 Review of programs
§ 20.052 Advisory bodies, commissions, boards; establishment
§ 20.055 Agency inspectors general
§ 20.057 Interagency agreements to delete duplication of inspections
§ 20.058 Citizen support and direct-support organizations
§ 20.06 Method of reorganization
§ 20.10 Department of State
§ 20.104 Clearing Funds Trust Fund
§ 20.105 Federal Grants Trust Fund
§ 20.106 Land Acquisition Trust Fund within Department of State
§ 20.11 Department of Legal Affairs
§ 20.111 Operating Trust Fund
§ 20.112 Federal Grants Trust Fund; Department of Legal Affairs
§ 20.121 Department of Financial Services
§ 20.14 Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
§ 20.142 Land Acquisition Trust Fund within Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
§ 20.15 Department of Education
§ 20.155 Board of Governors of the State University System
§ 20.165 Department of Business and Professional Regulation
§ 20.166 Florida Business Information Portal
§ 20.181 Federal Grants Trust Fund
§ 20.19 Department of Children and Families
§ 20.195 Department of Children and Families; trust funds
§ 20.197 Agency for Persons with Disabilities
§ 20.1971 Agency for Persons with Disabilities; trust funds
§ 20.201 Department of Law Enforcement
§ 20.21 Department of Revenue
§ 20.22 Department of Management Services
§ 20.221 Federal Grants Trust Fund
§ 20.23 Department of Transportation
§ 20.24 Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
§ 20.241 Federal Grants Trust Fund; Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
§ 20.255 Department of Environmental Protection
§ 20.25501 Department of Environmental Protection; trust funds
§ 20.2551 Citizen support organizations; use of property; audit; public records; partnerships
§ 20.28 State Board of Administration
§ 20.29 Department of Citrus; Florida Citrus Commission; executive director
§ 20.315 Department of Corrections
§ 20.3151 Administrative Trust Fund
§ 20.316 Department of Juvenile Justice
§ 20.3161 Federal Grants Trust Fund; Department of Juvenile Justice
§ 20.317 Department of the Lottery
§ 20.32 Florida Commission on Offender Review
§ 20.331 Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
§ 20.3311 Additional powers of commission
§ 20.3315 Florida Forever Program Trust Fund of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
§ 20.34 Governmental Reorganization Act of 1969; effect on rules
§ 20.37 Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
§ 20.375 Department of Veterans’ Affairs; trust funds.
§ 20.41 Department of Elderly Affairs
§ 20.415 Department of Elderly Affairs; trust funds
§ 20.42 Agency for Health Care Administration
§ 20.425 Agency for Health Care Administration; trust funds
§ 20.43 Department of Health
§ 20.435 Department of Health; trust funds
§ 20.506 Welfare Transition Trust Fund
§ 20.60 Department of Economic Opportunity; creation; powers and duties
§ 20.601 Agency review; Department of Economic Opportunity
§ 20.605 Administrative Trust Fund of the Department of Economic Opportunity

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 20 - Organizational Structure

  • Account: means one of the accounts created by…. See Florida Statutes 631.54
  • Account: means any of the three accounts created in…. See Florida Statutes 631.714
  • Acquired entity: means the entity that has all of one or more of its classes or series of interests acquired in an interest exchange. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Acquiring entity: means the entity that acquires all of one or more classes or series of interests of the acquired entity in an interest exchange. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Action: means any civil action or arbitration proceeding for damages or indemnity asserting a claim for damage to or loss of real or personal property caused by an alleged construction defect, but does not include any administrative action or any civil action or arbitration proceeding asserting a claim for alleged personal injuries arising out of an alleged construction defect. See Florida Statutes 558.002
  • Active participant: means a member in good standing of an association who attends 4 or more hours of association meetings every year, not including any department-approved continuing education course. See Florida Statutes 626.015
  • Additive: means any foreign substance which, when added to any citrus fruit juice, will change the amount of total soluble solids or anhydrous citric acid therein, or the color or taste thereof, or act as an artificial preservative thereof. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Adjuster: means a public adjuster as defined in…. See Florida Statutes 626.015
  • adjusters: as used in this part applies to all licensees defined as any type of adjuster. See Florida Statutes 626.852
  • Administrative personnel: includes K-12 personnel who perform management activities such as developing broad policies for the school district and executing those policies through the direction of personnel at all levels within the district. See Florida Statutes 1012.01
  • Advance rent: means moneys paid to the landlord to be applied to future rent payment periods, but does not include rent paid in advance for a current rent payment period. See Florida Statutes 83.43
  • Advertisement: means all representations disseminated in any manner or by any means, other than by labeling, for the purpose of inducing, or which are likely to induce, directly or indirectly, the purchase of fertilizer. See Florida Statutes 576.011
  • Advertisement: means all representations, other than those on the label, disseminated in any manner or by any means, relating to seed within the scope of this law. See Florida Statutes 578.011
  • Advisory organization: means every group, association, or other organization of insurers, whether located within or outside this state, which prepares policy forms or makes underwriting rules incident to but not including the making of rates, rating plans, or rating systems or which collects and furnishes to authorized insurers or rating organizations loss or expense statistics or other statistical information and data and acts in an advisory, as distinguished from a ratemaking, capacity. See Florida Statutes 627.041
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Affiliate: means a person that, directly or indirectly, owns at least 10 percent but less than 25 percent of the financial guaranty insurance corporation or that is at least 10 percent but less than 25 percent, directly or indirectly, owned by a financial guaranty insurance corporation. See Florida Statutes 627.971
  • Affiliated company: means a company in the same corporate system as a parent, an industrial insured, or a member organization by virtue of common ownership, control, operation, or management. See Florida Statutes 628.901
  • Affiliated finance company: means a finance company which:
    (a) Is affiliated with or controlled by a manufacturer or wholesale distributor through common ownership, officers, directors, or management; or
    (b) Has a contractual agreement with a manufacturer or wholesale distributor to finance, via sale or lease, motor vehicles produced or distributed by such manufacturer or wholesale distributor. See Florida Statutes 545.01
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Agent: means any person who, on behalf of any citrus fruit dealer, negotiates the consignment, purchase, or sale of citrus fruit, or weighs citrus fruit so that the weight thereof may be used in computing the amount to be paid therefor. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • agent: includes an insurance producer or producer, but does not include a customer representative, limited customer representative, or service representative. See Florida Statutes 626.015
  • Agent: means any person selling or distributing nursery stock under the partial or full control of a nurseryman. See Florida Statutes 581.011
  • Agricultural seed: includes the seed of grass, forage, cereal and fiber crops, and chufas and any other seed commonly recognized within the state as agricultural seed, lawn seed, and combinations of such seed, and may include identified noxious weed seed when the department determines that such seed is being used as agricultural seed. See Florida Statutes 578.011
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Amateur: means a person who has never received nor competed for any purse or other article of value, either for the expenses of training or for participating in a match, other than a prize of $50 or less in value. See Florida Statutes 548.002
  • Amateur sanctioning organization: means a business entity organized for sanctioning and supervising matches involving amateurs. See Florida Statutes 548.002
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • Annual percentage rate: The cost of credit at a yearly rate. It is calculated in a standard way, taking the average compound interest rate over the term of the loan so borrowers can compare loans. Lenders are required by law to disclose a card account's APR. Source: FDIC
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Apiary: means a beeyard or site where honeybee hives, honeybees, or honeybee equipment is located. See Florida Statutes 586.02
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Appointment: means the authority given by an insurer or employer to a licensee to transact insurance or adjust claims on behalf of an insurer or employer. See Florida Statutes 626.015
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Aquatic plant: means any plant, including a floating, immersed, submersed, or ditch bank species, growing in or closely associated with an aquatic environment, and includes any part or seed of such plant. See Florida Statutes 581.011
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Arthropod: means any segmented invertebrate animal having jointed appendages and an exoskeleton, including insects, spiders, ticks, mites, and scorpions, but excluding crustaceans for the purpose of this chapter. See Florida Statutes 581.011
  • Articles of conversion: means the articles of conversion required under…. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Articles of domestication: means the articles of domestication required under…. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Articles of incorporation: includes original, amended, and restated articles of incorporation, articles of consolidation, and articles of merger, and all amendments thereto, including documents designated by the laws of this state as charters, and, in the case of a foreign corporation, documents equivalent to articles of incorporation in the jurisdiction of incorporation. See Florida Statutes 617.01401
  • Articles of interest exchange: means the articles of interest exchange required under…. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Articles of merger: means the articles of merger required under…. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Articles of organization: means the articles of organization required under…. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Assessment year: means the 12-month period, which may begin on the first day of any calendar quarter, whether January 1, April 1, July 1, or October 1, as specified in an order issued by the office directing insurers to pay an assessment to the association. See Florida Statutes 631.54
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Association: includes the Florida Association of Insurance Agents (FAIA), the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA), the Florida Association of Health Underwriters (FAHU), the Latin American Association of Insurance Agencies (LAAIA), the Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (FAPIA), the Florida Bail Agents Association (FBAA), or the Professional Bail Agents of the United States (PBUS). See Florida Statutes 626.015
  • Association: means the Florida Insurance Guaranty Association, Incorporated. See Florida Statutes 631.54
  • Association: means the Florida Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association created in…. See Florida Statutes 631.714
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Attorney-in-fact: A person who, acting as an agent, is given written authorization by another person to transact business for him (her) out of court.
  • Authorized inspection agency: means :
    (a) Any county, municipality, town, or other governmental subdivision that has adopted into law the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code of the A. See Florida Statutes 554.1021
  • Authorized representative: means :
    (a) In the case of the formation of a limited liability company, a person authorized by a prospective member of the limited liability company to form the company by executing and filing its articles of organization with the department. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Authorized representative: means any designated employee, inspector, or collaborator of the division or the United States Department of Agriculture. See Florida Statutes 581.011
  • Automotive-related product: means a motor vehicle service agreement, as defined in…. See Florida Statutes 545.01
  • Average annual debt service: means the amount of insured unpaid principal and interest on an issue of obligations, multiplied by the number of the insured obligations in the issue, each obligation representing a $1,000 par value, divided by an amount equal to the aggregate life of all the obligations in the issue. See Florida Statutes 627.971
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Baseline: Projection of the receipts, outlays, and other budget amounts that would ensue in the future without any change in existing policy. Baseline projections are used to gauge the extent to which proposed legislation, if enacted into law, would alter current spending and revenue levels.
  • Beekeeping equipment: means honeybee hives, frames, supers, pallets, queen excluders, and other equipment which is used in the cultivation of honeybees and the harvesting of products produced by honeybees. See Florida Statutes 586.02
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Best management practices: means practices or combinations of practices determined by research or field testing in representative sites to be the most effective and practicable methods of fertilization designed to meet nitrate groundwater quality standards, including economic and technological considerations. See Florida Statutes 576.011
  • Blaster: means a person employed by a user who detonates or otherwise effects the explosion of an explosive. See Florida Statutes 552.081
  • Board: means the Florida Fire Safety Board. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Board: means the board of directors of the plan. See Florida Statutes 631.814
  • Board of directors: means the group of persons vested with the management of the affairs of the corporation irrespective of the name by which such group is designated, including, but not limited to, managers or trustees. See Florida Statutes 617.01401
  • boiler: includes fired units for heating or vaporizing liquids other than water where these units are separate from processing systems and are complete within themselves. See Florida Statutes 554.1021
  • Boiler insurance company: means a company authorized by a subsisting certificate of authority, issued by the Office of Insurance Regulation, to transact boiler and machinery insurance in this state. See Florida Statutes 554.1021
  • bona fide organization that promotes or encourages the adoption of greyhounds: means any organization that provides evidence of compliance with chapter 496 and possesses a valid exemption from federal taxation issued by the Internal Revenue Service. See Florida Statutes 550.1647
  • Boxing: means the unarmed combat sport of fighting by striking with fists. See Florida Statutes 548.002
  • Brand: means a term, design, or trademark used in connection with one or several grades of fertilizer. See Florida Statutes 576.011
  • Brand: means a distinguishing word, name, symbol, number, or design used to identify seed produced, packaged, advertised, or offered for sale by a particular person. See Florida Statutes 578.011
  • Brand name: means any word, name, symbol, or device, or combination thereof, identifying the commercial feed of a distributor and distinguishing it from the commercial feed of others. See Florida Statutes 580.031
  • Breaks: means the portion of a pari-mutuel pool which is computed by rounding down to the nearest multiple of 10 cents and is not distributed to the contributors or withheld by the permitholder as takeout. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • Broadcast: means the broadcast, transmission, simulcast, or exhibition in any medium or manner by means that may include, but are not limited to, community antenna systems that receive and retransmit television or radio signals by wire, cable, or otherwise to television or radio sets, and cable origination networks or programmers that transmit programming to community antenna televisions or closed-circuit systems by wire, cable, satellite, or otherwise. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • Broadcast burning: means the burning of agricultural or natural vegetation by allowing fire to move across a predetermined area of land. See Florida Statutes 590.015
  • Broker: means any person engaged in the business of negotiating the sale or purchase of citrus fruit for others. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Budget authority: Authority provided by law to enter into obligations that will result in outlays of Federal funds. Budget authority may be classified by the period of availability (one-year, multiyear, no-year), by the timing of congressional action (current or permanent), or by the manner of determining the amount available (definite or indefinite).
  • Business day: means Monday through Friday, excluding any day that a national banking association is not open for normal business transactions. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Buyer: means a person who purchases agricultural, vegetable, flower, tree, or shrub seed in packaging of 1,000 seeds or more by count. See Florida Statutes 578.011
  • Bylaws: means the code or codes of rules adopted for the regulation or management of the affairs of the corporation irrespective of the name or names by which such rules are designated. See Florida Statutes 617.01401
  • Canning plant: means any building, structure, or place where citrus fruit or the juice thereof is canned or prepared for canning at a concentration that does not exceed 20 degrees Brix for market or shipment. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Capital offense: A crime punishable by death.
  • Captive insurance company: means a domestic insurer established under this part. See Florida Statutes 628.901
  • Captive reinsurance company: means a reinsurance company that is formed and licensed under this part and is wholly owned by a qualifying reinsurance parent company. See Florida Statutes 628.901
  • Cash buyer: means any person who purchases citrus fruit in this state from the producer for the purpose of resale. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • certificate: includes label, rubber stamp imprint, tag, permit, written statement, or any form of inspection and certification document which accompanies the movement of inspected and certified plant material and plant products. See Florida Statutes 581.011
  • Certificate inspection: means an inspection whose report is used by the chief boiler inspector to determine whether or not a certificate of operation may be issued. See Florida Statutes 554.1021
  • Certificate of competency: means a document issued to a person who has satisfied the minimum competency requirements for boiler inspectors under this chapter. See Florida Statutes 554.1021
  • Certificate of inspection: means an official document stipulating compliance with the requirements of this chapter. See Florida Statutes 581.011
  • Certificate of operation: means a document issued to the owner of a boiler which authorizes the owner to operate the boiler, subject to any restrictions endorsed thereon. See Florida Statutes 554.1021
  • Certificate of registration: means an official document issued by the division to nurseries, stock dealers, agents, and plant brokers as evidence of being properly registered with the division in compliance with the requirements of this chapter and of any of the rules promulgated hereunder. See Florida Statutes 581.011
  • Certified honey: means honey that is sampled, analyzed, and certified by the department to be primarily of one type from a principal nectar source. See Florida Statutes 586.02
  • Certified seed: means a class of seed which is the progeny of breeder, foundation, or registered seed. See Florida Statutes 578.011
  • Certifying agency: means :
    (a) An agency authorized under the laws of a state, territory, or possession of the United States to officially certify seed and which has standards and procedures approved by the United States Secretary of Agriculture to assure the genetic purity and identity of the seed certified; or
    (b) An agency of a foreign country that the United States Secretary of Agriculture has determined as adhering to procedures and standards for seed certification comparable to those adhered to generally by seed certifying agencies under paragraph (a). See Florida Statutes 578.011
  • Charity: An agency, institution, or organization in existence and operating for the benefit of an indefinite number of persons and conducted for educational, religious, scientific, medical, or other beneficent purposes.
  • Citrus: means all plants, plant parts, and plant products, including seed and fruit, of all genera, species, and varieties of the Rutaceous subfamilies Aurantioideae, Rutoideae, and Toddalioideae, unless specifically excluded by the rules of the department. See Florida Statutes 581.011
  • Citrus fruit: means all varieties and regulated hybrids of citrus fruit and also means processed citrus products containing 20 percent or more citrus fruit or citrus fruit juice. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Citrus fruit dealer: means any consignor, commission merchant, consignment shipper, cash buyer, broker, association, cooperative association, express or gift fruit shipper, or person who in any manner makes or attempts to make money or other thing of value on citrus fruit in any manner whatsoever, other than of growing or producing citrus fruit. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Citrus hybrids: includes , but is not limited to, hybrids between or among sour orange (C. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Civil forfeiture: The loss of ownership of property used to conduct illegal activity.
  • Claimant: means a property owner, including a subsequent purchaser or association, who asserts a claim for damages against a contractor, subcontractor, supplier, or design professional concerning a construction defect or a subsequent owner who asserts a claim for indemnification for such damages. See Florida Statutes 558.002
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • Closing services: means services performed by a licensed title insurer, title insurance agent or agency, or attorney agent in the agent's or agency's capacity as such, including, but not limited to, preparing documents necessary to close the transaction, conducting the closing, or handling the disbursing of funds related to the closing in a real estate closing transaction in which a title insurance commitment or policy is to be issued. See Florida Statutes 627.7711
  • Coated seed: means seed that has been covered by a layer of materials that obscures the original shape and size of the seed and substantially increases the weight of the product. See Florida Statutes 578.011
  • Collaborator: means a person cooperating with the division in some capacity, who has been officially designated to perform certain duties for the division. See Florida Statutes 581.011
  • Collateral: means :
    (a) Cash;
    (b) The market value of investment grade securities, other than securities evidencing an interest in the projects financed with the proceeds of the insured obligations;
    (c) The scheduled cash flow from investment grade obligations scheduled to be received on or prior to the date of scheduled debt service on the insured obligation;
    (d) A conveyance or mortgage of real property; or
    (e) A letter of credit;

    if deposited with or held by the corporation; held in trust by a trustee, acceptable to the office, for the benefit of the corporation; or held in trust, pursuant to the bond indenture, by a trustee acceptable to the office, for the benefit of bondholders in the form of sinking funds or other reserves which may be used solely for the payment of debt service. See Florida Statutes 627.971

  • Colony: means a distinguishable localized population of honeybees in which one or more life stages may be present. See Florida Statutes 586.02
  • Coloring matter: means any dye, or any liquid or concentrate or material containing a dye or materials that react to form a dye, used or intended to be used for the purpose of enhancing the color of citrus fruit by the addition of artificial color to the peel thereof. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Commercial feed: means all materials or combinations of materials that are distributed or intended to be distributed for use as feed or for mixing in a feed for animals other than humans, except:
    (a) Unmixed whole seeds, including physically altered entire unmixed seeds, when such seeds are not chemically changed or are not adulterated within the meaning of…. See Florida Statutes 580.031
  • Commission: means the Florida Citrus Commission as head of the department. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Commission: means the Florida Athletic Commission. See Florida Statutes 548.002
  • Commission merchant: means any person engaged in the business of receiving any citrus fruit for sale on commission for or on behalf of another. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture. See Florida Statutes 595.402
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Agriculture. See Florida Statutes 582.01
  • commodity: shall include any article, product, thing of value, service or output of a service trade. See Florida Statutes 540.01
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Completed operations liability: means liability arising out of the installation, maintenance, or repair of any product at a site which is not owned or controlled by:
    (a) Any person who performs that work; or
    (b) Any person who hires an independent contractor to perform that work; but shall include liability for activities which are completed or abandoned before the date of the occurrence giving rise to the liability. See Florida Statutes 627.942
  • Completion of a building or improvement: means issuance of a certificate of occupancy, whether temporary or otherwise, that allows for occupancy or use of the entire building or improvement, or an equivalent authorization issued by the governmental body having jurisdiction. See Florida Statutes 558.002
  • Compliance agreement: means a written agreement between the department and any person engaged in growing, handling, or moving articles, plants, or plant products regulated under this chapter, wherein the person agrees to comply with stipulated requirements. See Florida Statutes 581.011
  • Compliance agreement: means a written agreement between the department and any person engaged in purchasing, assembling, exchanging, processing, utilizing, treating, or moving beekeeping equipment or honeybees wherein the person agrees to comply with stipulated requirements. See Florida Statutes 586.02
  • Compost: means a substance derived primarily or entirely from decomposition of vegetative or animal organic material, which is sold or offered for sale for the purpose of promoting or stimulating plant growth, and to which no inorganic fertilizer materials have been added other than to promote decomposition. See Florida Statutes 576.011
  • Concentrated products: means :
    (a) Frozen citrus fruit juice that has a concentration that exceeds 20 degrees Brix and is kept at a sufficiently freezing temperature to ensure preservation of the product; or
    (b) Citrus fruit juice that is sealed in hermetically sealed containers at a concentration that exceeds 20 degrees Brix and is sufficiently processed by heat to ensure preservation of the product. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Concentrating plant: means any building, structure, or place where citrus fruit is canned, frozen, or prepared for canning or freezing at a concentration that exceeds 20 degrees Brix for market or shipment. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Coning: means the formation of a pyramidal pile or cone of dry bulk mixed fertilizer such as may occur while being loaded into a holding hopper or transport vehicle and cause separation and segregation of the fertilizer components. See Florida Statutes 576.011
  • Consignment shipper: means any person who contracts with the producer of citrus fruit for the marketing thereof for the sole account and risk of such producer and who agrees to pay such producer the net proceeds derived from such sale. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Consignor: means any person, other than a producer, who ships or delivers to any commission merchant or dealer any citrus fruit for handling, sale, or resale. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Consolidated debt to total capital ratio: means the ratio of the sum of all debts and hybrid capital instruments as described in paragraph (a) to total capital as described in paragraph (b). See Florida Statutes 628.901
  • Consolidation: means any transaction in which a financial institution or servicer makes its premium collection services available to its debtors in connection with a particular insurer's ("new insurer") offer of credit insurance, which offer is made to debtors who, immediately prior to the offer, had credit insurance with another insurer ("old insurer") and were paying premiums for that insurance on a monthly or other regular basis. See Florida Statutes 627.677
  • Consolidation: means any transaction in which a financial institution or servicer makes its premium collection services available to its mortgage debtors in connection with a particular insurer's ("new insurer") offer of mortgage insurance, which offer is made to debtors who, immediately prior to the offer, had mortgage insurance with another insurer ("old insurer") and were paying premiums for that insurance with their monthly mortgage payments. See Florida Statutes 627.982
  • Construction defect: means a deficiency in, or a deficiency arising out of, the design, specifications, surveying, planning, supervision, observation of construction, or construction, repair, alteration, or remodeling of real property resulting from:
    (a) Defective material, products, or components used in the construction or remodeling;
    (b) A violation of the applicable codes in effect at the time of construction or remodeling which gives rise to a cause of action pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 558.002
  • Consumer: means the person last purchasing liquefied petroleum gas in its liquid or vapor state for industrial, commercial, or domestic use. See Florida Statutes 527.01
  • Contest: means a boxing, kickboxing, or mixed martial arts engagement in which persons participating strive to win using strikes and blows to the head or other full-contact maneuvers. See Florida Statutes 548.002
  • Contingency reserve: means an additional liability reserve established to protect policyholders against the effects of adverse economic cycles or other unforeseen circumstances. See Florida Statutes 627.971
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Contractor: means any person, as defined in…. See Florida Statutes 558.002
  • Contractor I: means a contractor whose business includes the execution of contracts requiring the ability to lay out, fabricate, install, inspect, alter, repair, and service all types of fire protection systems, excluding preengineered systems. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Contractor II: means a contractor whose business is limited to the execution of contracts requiring the ability to lay out, fabricate, install, inspect, alter, repair, and service water sprinkler systems, water spray systems, foam-water sprinkler systems, foam-water spray systems, standpipes, combination standpipes and sprinkler risers, all piping that is an integral part of the system beginning at the point of service as defined in this section, sprinkler tank heaters, air lines, thermal systems used in connection with sprinklers, and tanks and pumps connected thereto, excluding preengineered systems. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Contractor IV: means a contractor whose business is limited to the execution of contracts requiring the ability to lay out, fabricate, install, inspect, alter, repair, and service automatic fire sprinkler systems for detached one-family dwellings, detached two-family dwellings, and mobile homes, excluding preengineered systems and excluding single-family homes in cluster units, such as apartments, condominiums, and assisted living facilities or any building that is connected to other dwellings. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Contractor V: means a contractor whose business is limited to the execution of contracts requiring the ability to fabricate, install, alter, repair, and service the underground piping for a fire protection system using water as the extinguishing agent beginning at the point of service as defined in this act and ending no more than 1 foot above the finished floor. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Contractual obligations: means any obligation under covered health care policies. See Florida Statutes 631.814
  • Contributor: means a person who contributes to a pari-mutuel pool by engaging in any pari-mutuel wager pursuant to this chapter. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • Controlled unaffiliated business: means a company:
    (a) That is not in the corporate system of a parent and affiliated companies;
    (b) That has an existing contractual relationship with a parent or affiliated company; and
    (c) Whose risks are managed by a captive insurance company in accordance with…. See Florida Statutes 628.901
  • Conversion: means a transaction authorized under ss. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Converted entity: means the converting entity as it continues in existence after a conversion. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Converting entity: means the domestic entity that approves a plan of conversion pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Cooperative: means any corporation organized under the provisions of chapter 618 or chapter 619 for the mutual benefit of its members who are producers of milk, and which sells, distributes, or provides feed for dairy cows or feed ingredients for such feed only to its members. See Florida Statutes 580.031
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Corporation: means the Florida Workers' Compensation Insurance Guaranty Association, Incorporated. See Florida Statutes 631.904
  • Corporation not for profit: means a corporation no part of the income or profit of which is distributable to its members, directors, or officers, except as otherwise provided under this chapter. See Florida Statutes 617.01401
  • Council: means the Soil and Water Conservation Council. See Florida Statutes 582.01
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • Court reporter: A person who makes a word-for-word record of what is said in court and produces a transcript of the proceedings upon request.
  • Covered claim: means an unpaid claim, including one of unearned premiums, which arises out of, and is within the coverage, and not in excess of, the applicable limits of an insurance policy to which this part applies, issued by an insurer, if such insurer becomes an insolvent insurer and the claimant or insured is a resident of this state at the time of the insured event or the property from which the claim arises is permanently located in this state. See Florida Statutes 631.54
  • covered claim: includes unpaid claims under any employer liability coverage of a workers' compensation policy limited to the lesser of $300,000 or the limits of the policy. See Florida Statutes 631.904
  • Covered policy: means any policy or contract set out in…. See Florida Statutes 631.714
  • Credit disability insurance: means insurance under which a borrower of money or a purchaser or a lessee of goods is insured in connection with a specific loan or credit transaction against loss of time resulting from accident or sickness. See Florida Statutes 627.677
  • Credit life insurance: means insurance on the life of a debtor pursuant to or in connection with a specific loan or other credit transaction. See Florida Statutes 627.677
  • Credit report: A detailed report of an individual's credit history prepared by a credit bureau and used by a lender in determining a loan applicant's creditworthiness. Source: OCC
  • Credit Score: A number, roughly between 300 and 800, that measures an individual's credit worthiness. The most well-known type of credit score is the FICO score. This score represents the answer from a mathematical formula that assigns numerical values to various pieces of information in your credit report. Source: OCC
  • Creditor agent: means any lending or financing institution or other creditor, or a representative of such an institution or creditor, which writes credit life or disability insurance on the life or health of a debtor. See Florida Statutes 627.677
  • current race meet: means the conduct of racing or games pursuant to a current year's operating license issued by the division. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • customer: means the person who purchases or receives commercial feed or feedstuff for feeding to animals. See Florida Statutes 580.031
  • Customer representative: means an individual appointed by a general lines agent or agency to assist that agent or agency in transacting the business of insurance from the office of that agent or agency. See Florida Statutes 626.015
  • Customer-formula feed: means a commercial feed consisting of a mixture of commercial feeds or feed ingredients, each batch of which is manufactured according to the specific instructions of the final customer, is distributed only to that customer, and is not redistributed. See Florida Statutes 580.031
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Date of insolvency: means the effective date of an order of liquidation entered by a court of competent jurisdiction. See Florida Statutes 631.814
  • Date of test: means the month and year the percentage of germination appearing on the label was obtained by laboratory test. See Florida Statutes 578.011
  • Day: means a calendar day. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Dealer: means a person engaged in the wholesale or retail business of buying and selling explosives. See Florida Statutes 552.081
  • Dealer: means any person, other than the manufacturer, who offers for sale, sells, barters, or supplies commercial fertilizer. See Florida Statutes 576.011
  • Dealer: means any person who sells or offers for sale any agricultural, vegetable, flower, tree, or shrub seed for seeding purposes, and includes farmers who sell cleaned, processed, packaged, and labeled seed. See Florida Statutes 578.011
  • Dealer: means a franchised motor vehicle dealer, as defined in…. See Florida Statutes 545.01
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Deficiency: means the amount of nutrient found by analysis to be less than that guaranteed which may result from lack of nutrient ingredients or from lack of uniformity. See Florida Statutes 576.011
  • Degreening room: means any room or place where citrus fruit is placed, with or without the use of heat or any gas, for the purpose of bringing out the natural color of the fruit. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Department: means the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • Department: means the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. See Florida Statutes 595.402
  • Department: means the Department of Citrus. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Department: means the Department of Financial Services. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Department: means the Department of State. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Department: means the Department of Financial Services. See Florida Statutes 554.1021
  • Department: means the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services or its authorized representatives. See Florida Statutes 576.011
  • Department: means the Department of State. See Florida Statutes 617.01401
  • Department: means the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services or its authorized representative. See Florida Statutes 578.011
  • Department: means the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. See Florida Statutes 580.031
  • Department: means the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. See Florida Statutes 527.01
  • Department: means the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services of the state or its authorized representative. See Florida Statutes 581.011
  • Department: means the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. See Florida Statutes 531.37
  • Department: means the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. See Florida Statutes 548.002
  • Department: means the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. See Florida Statutes 582.01
  • Department: means the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services of the state or its authorized representative. See Florida Statutes 586.02
  • Department of Agriculture: means the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Deposit money: means any money held by the landlord on behalf of the tenant, including, but not limited to, damage deposits, security deposits, advance rent deposit, pet deposit, or any contractual deposit agreed to between landlord and tenant either in writing or orally. See Florida Statutes 83.43
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Design professional: means a person, as defined in…. See Florida Statutes 558.002
  • Designated slot machine gaming area: means the area or areas of a facility of a slot machine licensee in which slot machine gaming may be conducted in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. See Florida Statutes 551.102
  • Determination of value: means a court order determining the fair market value of heirs property under…. See Florida Statutes 64.202
  • Detonator: means any device containing a detonating charge that is used for initiating detonation of an explosive and includes, but is not limited to, blasting caps and electric blasting caps of instantaneous and delay types. See Florida Statutes 552.081
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Direct written premiums: means direct gross premiums written in this state on insurance policies to which this part applies, less return premiums thereon on such direct business. See Florida Statutes 631.54
  • Director: means the director of the Division of Plant Industry. See Florida Statutes 581.011
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Distribute: means to offer for sale, sell, barter, or exchange commercial feed or feedstuff or to supply, furnish, or otherwise provide commercial feed or feedstuff for use by any consumer or customer in the state. See Florida Statutes 580.031
  • Distribution: means a transfer of money or other property from a limited liability company to a person on account of a transferable interest or in the person's capacity as a member. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Distribution: means the payment of a dividend or any part of the income or profit of a corporation to its members, directors, or officers. See Florida Statutes 617.01401
  • Distribution: means the movement of nursery stock from the property where it is grown or kept to any other noncontiguous property, regardless of the ownership of the properties concerned. See Florida Statutes 581.011
  • Distributional interest: means the right under an unincorporated entity's organic law and organic rules to receive distributions from the entity. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Distributor: means any person who sells, leases, or offers or otherwise provides, distributes, or services any slot machine or associated equipment for use or play of slot machines in this state. See Florida Statutes 551.102
  • Distributor: means any person who distributes commercial feed or feedstuff. See Florida Statutes 580.031
  • district: when used in this chapter means and includes a "soil and water conservation district. See Florida Statutes 582.01
  • Division: means the Division of Pari-mutuel Wagering within the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • Division: means the Division of Pari-mutuel Wagering of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. See Florida Statutes 551.102
  • Division: means the Division of State Fire Marshal of the Department of Financial Services. See Florida Statutes 552.081
  • Division: means the Division of State Fire Marshal within the Department of Financial Services. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Division: means the Division of Plant Industry of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. See Florida Statutes 581.011
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • domestic corporation: means a corporation not for profit, subject to the provisions of this chapter, except a foreign corporation. See Florida Statutes 617.01401
  • Domesticated limited liability company: means the domesticating entity as it continues in existence after a domestication. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Domesticating entity: means a non-United States entity that approves a domestication pursuant to the law of its jurisdiction of formation. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Domestication: means a transaction authorized under ss. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Dormant seed: refers to viable seed, other than hard seed, which neither germinate nor decay during the prescribed test period and under the prescribed test conditions. See Florida Statutes 578.011
  • Drug: means any article intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease in animals other than humans and articles other than feed intended to affect the structure or any function of the animal body. See Florida Statutes 580.031
  • Dwelling unit: means :
    (a) A structure or part of a structure that is rented for use as a home, residence, or sleeping place by one person or by two or more persons who maintain a common household. See Florida Statutes 83.43
  • Early termination fee: means any charge, fee, or forfeiture that is provided for in a written rental agreement and is assessed to a tenant when a tenant elects to terminate the rental agreement, as provided in the agreement, and vacates a dwelling unit before the end of the rental agreement. See Florida Statutes 83.43
  • Educational support employees: means K-12 employees whose job functions are neither administrative nor instructional, yet whose work supports the educational process. See Florida Statutes 1012.01
  • Electronic funds transfer: The transfer of money between accounts by consumer electronic systems-such as automated teller machines (ATMs) and electronic payment of bills-rather than by check or cash. (Wire transfers, checks, drafts, and paper instruments do not fall into this category.) Source: OCC
  • Electronic transmission: means any form of communication, not directly involving the physical transmission or transfer of paper, which creates a record that may be retained, retrieved, and reviewed by a recipient and which may be directly reproduced in a comprehensible and legible paper form by such recipient through an automated process. See Florida Statutes 617.01401
  • Eligible facility: means any licensed pari-mutuel facility located in Miami-Dade County or Broward County existing at the time of adoption of…. See Florida Statutes 551.102
  • Embezzlement: In most states, embezzlement is defined as theft/larceny of assets (money or property) by a person in a position of trust or responsibility over those assets. Embezzlement typically occurs in the employment and corporate settings. Source: OCC
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • Entity: means :
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • equity security: when used in this part means:
    (1) Any stock or similar security;
    (2) Any security convertible, with or without consideration, into such a security, or carrying any warrant or right to subscribe to or purchase such a security;
    (3) Any such warrant or right; or
    (4) Any other security which the commission deems to be of similar nature and considers necessary or appropriate, by such rules as it may prescribe in the public interest or for the protection of investors, to treat as an equity security. See Florida Statutes 625.80
  • Escheat: Reversion of real or personal property to the state when 1) a person dies without leaving a will and has no heirs, or 2) when the property (such as a bank account) has been inactive for a certain period of time. Source: OCC
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Event: means a single contest, race, or game within a performance. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • Event: means one or more matches comprising a show. See Florida Statutes 548.002
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Exceeded its powers: means the following conditions:
    (a) The insurer has refused to permit examination by the office of its books, papers, accounts, records, or business practices;
    (b) An insurer organized in this state has unlawfully removed from this state books, papers, accounts, or records necessary for an examination of the insurer by the office;
    (c) The insurer has failed to promptly comply with the applicable financial reporting statutes and office requests relating thereto;
    (d) The insurer has neglected or refused to observe an order of the office to correct a deficiency in its capital or surplus; or
    (e) The insurer has unlawfully or in violation of an office order:
  • Excess: means the amount found by analysis to be over that guaranteed on the label. See Florida Statutes 576.011
  • Exchange: means an exchange established for this state under PPACA. See Florida Statutes 626.9951
  • Executive session: A portion of the Senate's daily session in which it considers executive business.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Exhibition: means a boxing, kickboxing, or mixed martial arts engagement in which persons participating show or display their skill without necessarily striving to win using strikes and blows to the head or other full-contact maneuvers. See Florida Statutes 548.002
  • Explosive materials: means explosives, blasting agents, or detonators. See Florida Statutes 552.081
  • explosives: includes , but is not limited to, dynamite, nitroglycerin, trinitrotoluene, other high explosives, black powder, pellet powder, initiating explosives, detonators, safety fuses, squibs, detonating cord, igniter cord, and igniters. See Florida Statutes 552.081
  • Face value: means the dollar value of a ticket equal to the dollar amount that a customer is required to pay or, for complimentary tickets, would have been required to pay to purchase a ticket with equivalent seating priority in order to view the event. See Florida Statutes 548.002
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act: A federal law, established in 1971 and revised in 1997, that gives consumers the right to see their credit records and correct any mistakes. Source: OCC
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Federal Reserve System: The central bank of the United States. The Fed, as it is commonly called, regulates the U.S. monetary and financial system. The Federal Reserve System is composed of a central governmental agency in Washington, D.C. (the Board of Governors) and twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks in major cities throughout the United States. Source: OCC
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Feedstuff: means edible materials, other than commercial feed, which are distributed for animal consumption and which contribute energy or nutrients, or both, to an animal diet. See Florida Statutes 580.031
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fertilizer: means any substance which:
    (a) Contains one or more recognized plant nutrients and promotes plant growth, or
    (b) Controls soil acidity or alkalinity, or
    (c) Provides other soil enrichment, or
    (d) Provides other corrective measures to the soil. See Florida Statutes 576.011
  • Fertilizer-pesticide mixture: means a fertilizer containing a pesticide. See Florida Statutes 576.011
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Filing entity: means an entity whose formation requires the filing of a public organic record. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Finance charge: The total cost of credit a customer must pay on a consumer loan, including interest. The Truth in Lending Act requires disclosure of the finance charge. Source: OCC
  • Finance company: means a person engaged in the business of financing the sale or lease of motor vehicles, or engaged in the business of purchasing or acquiring vehicle contracts in this state. See Florida Statutes 545.01
  • Financial guaranty insurance: means a surety bond, insurance policy, an indemnity contract issued by an insurer, or any similar guaranty, under which loss is payable upon proof of occurrence of financial loss to an insured claimant, obligee, or indemnitee as a result of:
  • Financial guaranty insurance corporation: means a stock or mutual insurer licensed to transact financial guaranty insurance business in this state. See Florida Statutes 627.971
  • Financial services business: means a financial activity regulated by the Department of Financial Services, the Office of Insurance Regulation, or the Office of Financial Regulation. See Florida Statutes 626.9951
  • Fire extinguisher: means a cylinder that:
    (a) Is portable and can be carried or is on wheels. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Fire hydrant: means a connection to a water main, elevated water tank, or other source of water for the purpose of supplying water to a fire hose or other fire protection apparatus for fire suppression operations. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Fire management services: means presuppression fireline plowing, prescribed burning assistance, contract prescribed burning, prescribed and wildfire management training, and other activities associated with prevention, detection, and suppression of wildfires. See Florida Statutes 590.015
  • Fire protection system: means a system individually designed to protect the interior or exterior of a specific building or buildings, structure, or other special hazard from fire. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Fire service provider: means a municipality or county, the state, the division, or any political subdivision of the state, including authorities and special districts, that employs firefighters or uses volunteer firefighters to provide fire extinguishment or fire prevention services for the protection of life and property. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Firefighter: means an individual who holds a current and valid Firefighter Certificate of Compliance or Special Certificate of Compliance issued by the division under…. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Firesafety inspector: means an individual who holds a current and valid Fire Safety Inspector Certificate of Compliance issued by the division under…. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Flower seed: includes seed of herbaceous plants grown for blooms, ornamental foliage, or other ornamental parts, and commonly known and sold under the name of flower or wildflower seed in this state. See Florida Statutes 578.011
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Foreign corporation: means a corporation not for profit organized under laws other than the laws of this state. See Florida Statutes 617.01401
  • Foreign limited liability company: means an unincorporated entity that was formed in a jurisdiction other than this state and is denominated by that law as a limited liability company. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Forgery: The fraudulent signing or alteration of another's name to an instrument such as a deed, mortgage, or check. The intent of the forgery is to deceive or defraud. Source: OCC
  • Foundation seed: means a class of certified seed which is the progeny of breeder or other foundation seed and is produced and handled under procedures established by the certifying agency, in accordance with this part, for producing foundation seed, for the purpose of maintaining genetic purity and identity. See Florida Statutes 578.011
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Fronton: means a building or enclosure that contains a playing court with three walls designed and constructed for playing the sport of jai alai or pelota. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • Fuel reduction: means the application of techniques that reduce vegetative fuels, and may include prescribed burning, manual and mechanical clearing, and the use of herbicides. See Florida Statutes 590.015
  • Full contact: means the use of strikes and blows during a match which:
    (a) Are intended to break the plane of the receiving participant's or amateur's body;
    (b) Are delivered to the head, face, neck, or body of the receiving participant or amateur; and
    (c) Cause the receiving participant or amateur to move in response to the strike or blow. See Florida Statutes 548.002
  • Full schedule of live racing or games: means , for a jai alai permitholder, the conduct of a combination of at least 100 live evening or matinee performances during the preceding year; for a permitholder who has a converted permit or filed an application on or before June 1, 1990, for a converted permit, the conduct of a combination of at least 100 live evening and matinee wagering performances during either of the 2 preceding years; for a jai alai permitholder who does not operate slot machines in its pari-mutuel facility, who has conducted at least 100 live performances per year for at least 10 years after December 31, 1992, and whose handle on live jai alai games conducted at its pari-mutuel facility has been less than $4 million per state fiscal year for at least 2 consecutive years after June 30, 1992, the conduct of a combination of at least 40 live evening or matinee performances during the preceding year; for a jai alai permitholder who operates slot machines in its pari-mutuel facility, the conduct of a combination of at least 150 performances during the preceding year; for a harness permitholder, the conduct of at least 100 live regular wagering performances during the preceding year; for a quarter horse permitholder at its facility unless an alternative schedule of at least 20 live regular wagering performances is agreed upon by the permitholder and either the Florida Quarter Horse Racing Association or the horsemen's association representing the majority of the quarter horse owners and trainers at the facility and filed with the division along with its annual date application, in the 2010-2011 fiscal year, the conduct of at least 20 regular wagering performances, in the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 fiscal years, the conduct of at least 30 live regular wagering performances, and for every fiscal year after the 2012-2013 fiscal year, the conduct of at least 40 live regular wagering performances; for a quarter horse permitholder leasing another licensed racetrack, the conduct of 160 events at the leased facility; and for a thoroughbred permitholder, the conduct of at least 40 live regular wagering performances during the preceding year. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • GAAP: means generally accepted accounting principles. See Florida Statutes 628.901
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • General lines agent: means an agent transacting any one or more of the following kinds of insurance:
    (a) Property insurance. See Florida Statutes 626.015
  • Germane: On the subject of the pending bill or other business; a strict standard of relevance.
  • Germination: means the emergence and development from the seed embryo of those essential structures which, for the kind of seed in question, are indicative of the ability to produce a normal plant under favorable conditions. See Florida Statutes 578.011
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Good faith: means honesty in fact in the conduct or transaction concerned. See Florida Statutes 83.43
  • Good management practices: means procedures for manufacture, distribution, transportation, sampling, inspection, and analysis of feed which are designed to prevent contamination of the feed by toxins, drugs, bacteria, or other harmful substances. See Florida Statutes 580.031
  • Governance interest: means a right under the organic law or organic rules of an unincorporated entity, other than as a governor, agent, assignee, or proxy, to:
    (a) Receive or demand access to information concerning an entity or its books and records;
    (b) Vote for or consent to the election of the governors of the entity; or
    (c) Receive notice of, vote on, or consent to an issue involving the internal affairs of the entity. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Governmental unit: means the United States, Canada, a state, territory, or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia, a province of Canada, a municipality, or a political subdivision of any of the foregoing, or any public agency or instrumentality thereof. See Florida Statutes 627.971
  • Governor: means :
    (a) A director of a business corporation;
    (b) A director or trustee of a nonprofit corporation;
    (c) A general partner of a general partnership;
    (d) A general partner of a limited partnership;
    (e) A manager of a manager-managed limited liability company;
    (f) A member of a member-managed limited liability company;
    (g) A director or a trustee of a real estate investment trust; or
    (h) Any other person under whose authority the powers of an entity are exercised and under whose direction the activities and affairs of the entity are managed pursuant to the organic law and organic rules of the entity. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Grace period: The number of days you'll have to pay your bill for purchases in full without triggering a finance charge. Source: Federal Reserve
  • Grade: means the percentages in fertilizer of total nitrogen expressed as N, available phosphorus expressed as P2O5, and soluble potassium expressed as K2O, stated in whole numbers in that order. See Florida Statutes 576.011
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • Grapefruit: means the fruit Citrus paradisi Macf. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • group health insurance policy: include plans of self-insurance providing health insurance benefits. See Florida Statutes 627.652
  • group life insurance policy: include plans of self-insurance providing death benefits. See Florida Statutes 627.551
  • Guaranteed analysis: means the percentage of plant nutrients or measures of neutralizing capability claimed to be present in a fertilizer. See Florida Statutes 576.011
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Guest track: means a track or fronton receiving or accepting an intertrack wager. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • Handle: means the aggregate contributions to pari-mutuel pools. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • Handler: means any person engaged within this state in the business of distributing citrus fruit in the primary channel of trade or any person engaged as a processor in the business of processing citrus fruit. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Hard seed: means seeds that remain hard at the end of a prescribed test period because they have not absorbed water due to an impermeable seed coat. See Florida Statutes 578.011
  • Harness racing: means a type of horseracing which is limited to standardbred horses using a pacing or trotting gait in which each horse pulls a two-wheeled cart called a sulky guided by a driver. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • Hazardous financial condition: means that, based on its present or reasonably anticipated financial condition, a risk retention group, although not yet financially impaired or insolvent, is unlikely to be able:
    (a) To meet obligations to policyholders with respect to known claims and reasonably anticipated claims; or
    (b) To pay other obligations in the normal course of business. See Florida Statutes 627.942
  • Health agent: means an agent representing a health maintenance organization or, as to health insurance only, an insurer transacting health insurance. See Florida Statutes 626.015
  • Health care services: means comprehensive health care services as defined in…. See Florida Statutes 631.814
  • Heating boiler: means a steam or vapor boiler operating at pressures not exceeding 15 psig, or a hot water boiler operating at pressures not exceeding 160 psig or temperatures not exceeding 250 °F. See Florida Statutes 554.1021
  • Heirs property: means real property held in tenancy in common which satisfies all of the following requirements as of the filing of a partition action:
    (a) There is no agreement in a record binding all the cotenants which governs the partition of the property;
    (b) One or more of the cotenants acquired title from a relative, whether living or deceased; and
    (c) Any of the following applies:
  • Highway: means any public highway in this state, including public streets, alleys, and other thoroughfares, by whatever name, in any municipality. See Florida Statutes 552.081
  • Highway: means every way or place of whatever nature within the state open to the use of the public, as a matter of right, for purposes of vehicular traffic and includes public streets, alleys, roadways, or driveways upon grounds of colleges, universities, and institutions and other ways open to travel by the public, notwithstanding that the same have been temporarily closed for the purpose of construction, reconstruction, maintenance, or repair. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • HMO: means a health maintenance organization possessing a valid certificate of authority issued by the office pursuant to part I of chapter 641. See Florida Statutes 631.814
  • Home state: means the District of Columbia and any state or territory of the United States in which an agent or adjuster maintains his or her principal place of residence or principal place of business and is licensed to act as an insurance agent or adjuster. See Florida Statutes 626.015
  • Honey: means the natural food product resulting from the harvest of nectar or honeydew by honeybees and the natural activities of the honeybees in processing nectar or honeydew. See Florida Statutes 586.02
  • Honeybee pest: means an insect, mite, or other arthropod or a bacterium, fungus, virus, microsporidium, nematode, or other organism that damages or causes abnormalities to honeybees, colonies of honeybees, or beeswax. See Florida Statutes 586.02
  • Honeybee products: means honey, beeswax, pollen, propolis, and other products resulting from the activities of honeybees. See Florida Statutes 586.02
  • Honeydew: means a sweet substance found on leaves of plants, usually a secretion from homopterous insects. See Florida Statutes 586.02
  • Horserace permitholder: means any thoroughbred entity permitted under the provisions of this chapter to conduct pari-mutuel wagering meets of thoroughbred racing; any harness entity permitted under this chapter to conduct pari-mutuel wagering meets of harness racing; or any quarter horse entity permitted under this chapter to conduct pari-mutuel wagering meets of quarter horse racing. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • Host track: means a track or fronton conducting a live or simulcast race or game that is the subject of an intertrack wager. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • Hot water supply boiler: means a boiler or a lined storage water heater supplying heated water for use external to itself operating at a pressure not exceeding 160 psig or temperature not exceeding 250 °F. See Florida Statutes 554.1021
  • Hot zone: means the area immediately around an incident where serious threat of harm exists, which includes the collapse zone for a structure fire. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Hybrid: means the first generation seed of a cross produced by controlling the pollination and by combining:
    (a) Two or more inbred lines;
    (b) One inbred or a single cross with an open-pollinated variety; or
    (c) Two varieties or species, except open-pollinated varieties of corn (Zea mays). See Florida Statutes 578.011
  • Impaired insurer: means a member insurer deemed by the department to be potentially unable to fulfill its contractual obligations and not an insolvent insurer. See Florida Statutes 631.714
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • Independent testing laboratory: means an independent laboratory:
    (a) With demonstrated competence testing gaming machines and equipment;
    (b) That is licensed by at least 10 other states; and
    (c) That has not had its license suspended or revoked by any other state within the immediately preceding 10 years. See Florida Statutes 551.102
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Industrial development bond: means any security, or other instrument under which a payment obligation is created, issued by or on behalf of a governmental unit to finance a project serving a private industrial, commercial, or manufacturing purpose and payable from the revenues of the project or by any private, for-profit entity. See Florida Statutes 627.971
  • Industrial insured: means an insured that:
    (a) Has gross assets in excess of $50 million;
    (b) Procures insurance through the use of a full-time employee of the insured who acts as an insurance manager or buyer or through the services of a person licensed as a property and casualty insurance agent, broker, or consultant in such person's state of domicile;
    (c) Has at least 100 full-time employees; and
    (d) Pays annual premiums of at least $200,000 for each line of insurance purchased from the industrial insured captive insurance company or at least $75,000 for any line of coverage in excess of at least $25 million in the annual aggregate. See Florida Statutes 628.901
  • Industrial insured captive insurance company: means a company that provides insurance only to the industrial insureds that are its stockholders or members, and affiliates thereof, or to the stockholders, and affiliates thereof, of its parent corporation. See Florida Statutes 628.901
  • Inert matter: means all matter that is not a full seed. See Florida Statutes 578.011
  • Ingredient: means each of the constituent materials used to make a commercial feed. See Florida Statutes 580.031
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Insolvency: means that condition in which all of the assets of the insurer, if made immediately available, would not be sufficient to discharge all of its liabilities or that condition in which the insurer is unable to pay its debts as they become due in the usual course of business. See Florida Statutes 631.904
  • Insolvent: means the inability of a corporation to pay its debts as they become due in the usual course of its affairs. See Florida Statutes 617.01401
  • Insolvent insurer: means a member insurer authorized to transact insurance in this state, either at the time the policy was issued or when the insured event occurred, and against which an order of liquidation with a finding of insolvency has been entered by a court of competent jurisdiction if such order has become final by the exhaustion of appellate review. See Florida Statutes 631.54
  • Insolvent insurer: means a member insurer authorized to transact insurance in this state, either at the time the policy was issued or when the insured event occurred, and against which an order of liquidation with a finding of insolvency has been entered by a court of competent jurisdiction. See Florida Statutes 631.714
  • Insolvent insurer: means an insurer that was authorized to transact insurance in this state, either at the time the policy was issued or when the insured event occurred, and against which an order of liquidation with a finding of insolvency has been entered by a court of competent jurisdiction if such order has become final by the exhaustion of appellate review. See Florida Statutes 631.904
  • Instructional personnel: means any K-12 staff member whose function includes the provision of direct instructional services to students. See Florida Statutes 1012.01
  • insurance: include the death benefits provided under a plan of self-insurance. See Florida Statutes 627.551
  • insurance: include the benefits provided under a plan of self-insurance. See Florida Statutes 627.652
  • Insurance agency: means a business location at which an individual, firm, partnership, corporation, association, or other entity, other than an employee of the individual, firm, partnership, corporation, association, or other entity and other than an insurer as defined by…. See Florida Statutes 626.015
  • insurance contract: means a written contract of, or a written agreement for or effecting, insurance, or the certificate thereof, by whatever name called, and includes all clauses, riders, endorsements, and papers which are a part thereof. See Florida Statutes 626.9511
  • insured: as used in this part , shall not be construed as preventing a person other than the insured with a proper insurable interest from making application for and owning a policy covering the insured or from being entitled under such a policy to any indemnities, benefits, and rights provided therein. See Florida Statutes 627.631
  • Insurer: means and includes every person as defined in…. See Florida Statutes 624.80
  • Insurer: includes any person or governmental unit providing a plan of self-insurance. See Florida Statutes 627.551
  • insurer: includes any person or governmental unit providing a plan of self-insurance. See Florida Statutes 627.652
  • Insurer: means an insurance carrier or self-insurance fund authorized to insure under chapter 440. See Florida Statutes 631.904
  • Intangible property: Property that has no intrinsic value, but is merely the evidence of value such as stock certificates, bonds, and promissory notes.
  • Integrated poultry operation: means a business enterprise that owns all stages of poultry production and manufactures and distributes commercial feed or feedstuff for consumption by animals owned by the business enterprise. See Florida Statutes 580.031
  • Inter vivos: Transfer of property from one living person to another living person.
  • Interest: means :
    (a) A share in a business corporation;
    (b) A membership in a nonprofit corporation;
    (c) A partnership interest in a general partnership;
    (d) A partnership interest in a limited partnership;
    (e) A membership interest in a limited liability company;
    (f) A share or beneficial interest in a real estate investment trust;
    (g) A member's interest in a limited cooperative association;
    (h) A beneficial interest in a statutory trust, business trust, or common law business trust; or
    (i) A governance interest or distributional interest in another entity. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Interest exchange: means a transaction authorized under ss. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Interest holder: means :
    (a) A shareholder of a business corporation;
    (b) A member of a nonprofit corporation;
    (c) A general partner of a general partnership;
    (d) A general partner of a limited partnership;
    (e) A limited partner of a limited partnership;
    (f) A member of a limited liability company;
    (g) A shareholder or beneficial owner of a real estate investment trust;
    (h) A beneficiary or beneficial owner of a statutory trust, business trust, or common law business trust; or
    (i) Another direct holder of an interest. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Interest holder liability: means :
    (a) Personal liability for a liability of an entity which is imposed on a person:
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • Intermediate holding company: means :
    (a) A holding company that is a subsidiary of a mutual insurance holding company, and which directly or through a subsidiary intermediate holding company owns a majority of the voting shares of the capital stock of one or more subsidiary insurance companies; or
    (b) A holding company that is a not-for-profit corporation and a subsidiary of a mutual insurance holding company, of which a majority of the voting membership interests entitled to elect the board of directors of such corporation are owned, directly or through a subsidiary intermediate holding company, by the mutual insurance holding company. See Florida Statutes 628.703
  • Interrogatories: Written questions asked by one party of an opposing party, who must answer them in writing under oath; a discovery device in a lawsuit.
  • intertrack wagering: means a particular form of pari-mutuel wagering in which wagers are accepted at a permitted, in-state track, fronton, or pari-mutuel facility on a race or game transmitted from and performed live at, or simulcast signal rebroadcast from, another in-state pari-mutuel facility. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • Invasive plant: means a naturalized plant that disrupts naturally occurring native plant communities. See Florida Statutes 581.011
  • Investigational allowance: means an allowance for variations inherent in the taking, preparation, and analysis of an official sample of fertilizer. See Florida Statutes 576.011
  • Judge: means a person licensed by the commission who evaluates and scores a match using a designated scoring system. See Florida Statutes 548.002
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Jurisdiction of formation: means , with respect to an entity:
    (a) The jurisdiction under whose organic law the entity is formed, incorporated, or created or otherwise comes into being; however, for these purposes, if an entity exists under the law of a jurisdiction different from the jurisdiction under which the entity originally was formed, incorporated, or created or otherwise came into being, then the jurisdiction under which the entity then exists is treated as the jurisdiction of formation; or
    (b) In the case of a limited liability partnership or foreign limited liability partnership, the jurisdiction in which the partnership's statement of qualification or equivalent document is filed. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Keeping: means possessing, holding, retaining, maintaining, or having habitually in stock for sale. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Kickboxing: means the unarmed combat sport of fighting by striking with the fists, hands, feet, legs, or any combination thereof. See Florida Statutes 548.002
  • Kind: means one or more related species or subspecies which singly or collectively is known by one common name; e. See Florida Statutes 578.011
  • Label: means a display of written, printed, or graphic matter upon the immediate container of any fertilizer or accompanying any fertilizer when moved in bulk. See Florida Statutes 576.011
  • Label: means the display or displays of written or printed material upon or attached to a container of seed. See Florida Statutes 578.011
  • Label: means a display of written, printed, or graphic matter upon or affixed to the container in which a product is distributed, or on the invoice accompanying the product. See Florida Statutes 580.031
  • Labeling: means all labels and other written, printed, or graphic matters upon an article or any of its containers or wrappers, or accompanying such article. See Florida Statutes 576.011
  • Labeling: includes all labels and other written, printed, or graphic representations, in any form, accompanying and pertaining to any seed, whether in bulk or in containers, and includes invoices and other bills of shipment when sold in bulk. See Florida Statutes 578.011
  • Labeling: means all labels and other written, printed, or graphic matter upon an article or any of its containers or wrappers, or accompanying commercial feed or feedstuff. See Florida Statutes 580.031
  • Landlord: means the owner or lessor of a dwelling unit. See Florida Statutes 83.43
  • Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
  • Layout: means the layout of risers, cross mains, branch lines, sprinkler heads, sizing of pipe, hanger locations, and hydraulic calculations in accordance with the design concepts established through the Responsibility Rules adopted by the Board of Professional Engineers. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Legal representative: means , with respect to a natural person, the personal representative, executor, guardian, or conservator or any other person who is empowered by applicable law with the authority to act on behalf of the natural person, and, with respect to a person other than a natural person, a person who is empowered by applicable law with the authority to act on behalf of the person. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Legal tender: coins, dollar bills, or other currency issued by a government as official money. Source: U.S. Mint
  • Legislative Auditing Committee: means a committee or committees designated by joint rule of the Legislature, by the President of the Senate or the Speaker of the House of Representatives, or by agreement between the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
  • Letter of credit: means :
    (a) The stated amount of a clean unconditional, irrevocable letter of credit issued by a bank or trust company whose debt rating applicable to the term of the insured obligation is in one of the two highest generic lettered rating classifications by a securities rating agency acceptable to the office; or
    (b) Fifty percent of the stated amount of a clean unconditional, irrevocable letter of credit issued by a bank or trust company whose debt rating applicable to the term of the insured obligation is in a rating classification other than as set forth in paragraph (a). See Florida Statutes 627.971
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Liability: means legal liability for damages, including costs of defense, legal costs and fees, and other claims expenses, because of injuries to other persons, damage to their property, or other damage or loss to such other persons resulting from or arising out of:
    (a) Any business, whether for profit or nonprofit, trade, product, services (including professional services), premises, or operations; or
    (b) Any activity of any state or local government, or any agency or political subdivision thereof. See Florida Statutes 627.942
  • License: means a document issued by the department or office authorizing a person to be appointed to transact insurance or adjust claims for the kind, line, or class of insurance identified in the document. See Florida Statutes 626.015
  • Licensee: means a person who guarantees a fertilizer and receives a license to distribute fertilizer under the provisions of this chapter. See Florida Statutes 576.011
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Life agent: means an individual representing an insurer as to life insurance and annuity contracts, or acting as a viatical settlement broker as defined in…. See Florida Statutes 626.015
  • Limited customer representative: means a customer representative appointed by a general lines agent or agency to assist that agent or agency in transacting only the business of private passenger motor vehicle insurance from the office of that agent or agency. See Florida Statutes 626.015
  • Limited lines insurance: means those categories of business specified in ss. See Florida Statutes 626.015
  • Line of authority: means a kind, line, or class of insurance an agent is authorized to transact. See Florida Statutes 626.015
  • Liquefied petroleum gas: means any material which is composed predominantly of any of the following hydrocarbons, or mixtures of the same: propane, propylene, butanes (normal butane or isobutane), and butylenes. See Florida Statutes 527.01
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Loan transfer: means a transaction in which the servicing of a block of loans or credit obligations is transferred from one servicer to another. See Florida Statutes 627.677
  • Loan transfer: means a transaction in which the servicing of a block of mortgage loans is transferred from one servicer to another. See Florida Statutes 627.982
  • Lot: means a definite quantity of seed identified by a lot number or other mark, every portion or bag of which is uniform within recognized tolerances for the factors that appear in the labeling. See Florida Statutes 578.011
  • Mail: means the United States mail, facsimile transmissions, and private mail carriers handling nationwide mail services. See Florida Statutes 617.01401
  • majority of the voting shares of the capital stock: means the shares of the capital stock of such company which carry the right to cast a majority of the votes entitled to be cast by all of the outstanding shares of the capital stock for the election of directors. See Florida Statutes 628.703
  • Majority-in-interest: means those members who hold more than 50 percent of the then-current percentage or other interest in the profits of the limited liability company owned by all of its members; however, as used in ss. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Manager: means a person who, under the operating agreement of a manager-managed limited liability company, is responsible, alone or in concert with others, for performing the management functions stated in ss. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Manager: means a person who, directly or indirectly, controls or administers the boxing, kickboxing, or mixed martial arts affairs of a participant. See Florida Statutes 548.002
  • Manager-managed limited liability company: means a limited liability company that is manager-managed by virtue of the operation of…. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Managing general agent: means any person managing all or part of the insurance business of an insurer, including the management of a separate division, department, or underwriting office, and acting as an agent for that insurer, whether known as a managing general agent, manager, or other similar term, who, with or without authority, separately or together with affiliates, produces directly or indirectly, or underwrites an amount of gross direct written premium equal to or more than 5 percent of the policyholder surplus as reported in the last annual statement of the insurer in any single quarter or year and also does one or more of the following:
  • Manufacture: means the compounding, combining, producing, or making of anything or the working of anything by hand, by machinery, or by any other agency into forms suitable for use. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Manufacture: means the grinding, mixing, or blending, or further processing, of a commercial feed for distribution. See Florida Statutes 580.031
  • Manufacturer: means any person who manufactures, builds, rebuilds, fabricates, assembles, produces, programs, designs, or otherwise makes modifications to any slot machine or associated equipment for use or play of slot machines in this state for gaming purposes. See Florida Statutes 551.102
  • Manufacturer: means any person who manufactures, sells or offers for sale, or licenses or offers for license for use any coloring matter, or any soaps, oils, waxes, gases, gas-forming material, or other similar compositions, or the component parts thereof on or in the processing of citrus fruits. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Manufacturer: means a person engaged in the business of importing, preparing, mixing, blending, or manufacturing fertilizer for sale, either direct to consumers or by or through other media of distribution, and the word "manufacture" means preparation, mixing, blending, or manufacturing for the purpose of distribution. See Florida Statutes 576.011
  • Manufacturer: means a person engaged, directly or indirectly, in the manufacture of motor vehicles. See Florida Statutes 545.01
  • Manufacturer-distributor: means a person engaged in the manufacture, compounding, combining, production, or distribution of explosives. See Florida Statutes 552.081
  • Market area: means an area within 25 miles of a permitholder's track or fronton. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • Match: means a contest or exhibition. See Florida Statutes 548.002
  • Matchmaker: means a person who brings together professionals or arranges matches for professionals. See Florida Statutes 548.002
  • Medicated feed: means a commercial feed or customer-formula feed that contains a drug. See Florida Statutes 580.031
  • meeting: means the conduct of live racing or jai alai, or wagering on intertrack or simulcast events, for any stake, purse, prize, or premium. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • Member: means an insurer who participates in or is entitled to participate in the management of a rating, advisory, or other organization. See Florida Statutes 627.041
  • Member: means a person who:
    (a) Is a member of a limited liability company under…. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Member: means one having membership rights in a corporation in accordance with the provisions of its articles of incorporation or bylaws or the provisions of this chapter. See Florida Statutes 617.01401
  • Member insurer: means any person who writes any kind of insurance to which this part applies under…. See Florida Statutes 631.54
  • Member insurer: means any person licensed to transact in this state any kind of insurance as set out in…. See Florida Statutes 631.714
  • Member-managed limited liability company: means a limited liability company that is not a manager-managed limited liability company. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Merger: means a transaction authorized under ss. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Merging entity: means an entity that is a party to a merger and exists immediately before the merger becomes effective. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Minimum firesafety standard: means a requirement or group of requirements adopted pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • minor: includes any person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mixed fertilizer: means a fertilizer containing any combination or mixtures of fertilizers. See Florida Statutes 576.011
  • Mixed martial arts: means the unarmed combat sport involving the use of a combination of techniques, including, but not limited to, grappling, kicking, striking, and using techniques from different disciplines of the martial arts, including, but not limited to, boxing, kickboxing, Muay Thai, jujitsu, and wrestling. See Florida Statutes 548.002
  • mixture: means seed consisting of more than one kind, each present in excess of 5 percent by weight of the whole. See Florida Statutes 578.011
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgage insurance: means life, accidental death, or disability insurance, or any combination thereof, designed to pay off all or a part of a mortgage loan in the event of the insured's death or disability. See Florida Statutes 627.982
  • Mortgage loan: A loan made by a lender to a borrower for the financing of real property. Source: OCC
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • Mortgagor: The person who pledges property to a creditor as collateral for a loan and who receives the money.
  • Motor vehicle: means any device propelled by power other than muscular power in, upon, or by which any individual or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, except a device moved or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Motor vehicle insurance: means a policy of motor vehicle insurance delivered or issued for delivery in the state by an authorized insurer:
    (a) Insuring a natural person as the named insured or one or more related individuals resident of the same household, or both; and
    (b) Insuring a motor vehicle of the private passenger type or station wagon type, which motor vehicle is not used as public or livery conveyance for passengers or rented to others, or insuring any other four-wheeled motor vehicle having a capacity of 1,500 pounds or less which is not used in the occupation, profession, or business of the insured, other than farming;

    other than any policy issued under an automobile insurance risk apportionment plan or other than any policy covering garage, automobile sales agency, repair shop, service station, or public parking place operation hazards. See Florida Statutes 627.041

  • Move: means to ship, offer for shipment, receive for transportation, carry, or otherwise transport. See Florida Statutes 581.011
  • Mulch: means a protective covering of any suitable substance placed with seed which acts to retain sufficient moisture to support seed germination and sustain early seedling growth and aid in the prevention of the evaporation of soil moisture, the control of weeds, and the prevention of erosion. See Florida Statutes 578.011
  • Municipal bonds: means municipal obligation bonds and industrial development bonds. See Florida Statutes 627.971
  • Mutual benefit corporation: means a domestic corporation that is not organized primarily or exclusively for religious purposes; is not recognized as exempt under…. See Florida Statutes 617.01401
  • Mutual insurance holding company: means an incorporated entity without permanent capital stock which is organized under this part and whose members are determined in accordance with this part. See Florida Statutes 628.703
  • National Bank: A bank that is subject to the supervision of the Comptroller of the Currency. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department. A national bank can be recognized because it must have "national" or "national association" in its name. Source: OCC
  • Navigator: means an individual authorized by an exchange to serve as a navigator, or who works on behalf of an entity authorized by an exchange to serve as a navigator, pursuant to 42 U. See Florida Statutes 626.9951
  • Nectar: means a sweet solution secreted by the plant extra floral glands (nectaries) or by any part of the flower. See Florida Statutes 586.02
  • Net pool pricing: means a method of calculating prices awarded to winning wagers relative to the contribution, net of takeouts, to a pool by each participating jurisdiction or, as applicable, site. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • new plan: means the credit insurance coverage or credit insurance plan for which the financial institution collects premiums beginning on the effective date of consolidation. See Florida Statutes 627.677
  • new plan: means the mortgage insurance coverage or mortgage insurance plan for which the financial institution collects premiums beginning on the effective date of consolidation. See Florida Statutes 627.982
  • Nitrogen breakdown: means the classification of forms of nitrogen guaranteed in percent by weight, the sum of which equals the total nitrogen guarantee. See Florida Statutes 576.011
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • Nonprofit health care plan: means a not-for-profit domestic or foreign hospital or medical and surgical service plan or corporation that is licensed in one or more states, issues no capital stock, and is engaged in the business of providing prepaid indemnity or health care benefits. See Florida Statutes 628.703
  • Nonredeemable credits: means slot machine operating credits that cannot be redeemed for cash or any other thing of value by a slot machine, kiosk, or the slot machine licensee and that are provided free of charge to patrons. See Florida Statutes 551.102
  • Noxious aquatic plant: means any part, including, but not limited to, seeds or reproductive parts, of an aquatic plant that has the potential to hinder the growth of beneficial plants, interfere with irrigation or navigation, or adversely affect the public welfare or the natural resources of this state. See Florida Statutes 581.011
  • Noxious weed: means any living stage, including, but not limited to, seeds and productive parts, of a parasitic or other plant of a kind, or subdivision of a kind, which may be a serious agricultural threat in Florida or have a negative impact on the plant species protected under…. See Florida Statutes 581.011
  • Noxious weed seed: means seed in one of two classes of seed:
    (a) "Prohibited noxious weed seed" means the seed of weeds that are highly destructive and difficult to control by good cultural practices and the use of herbicides. See Florida Statutes 578.011
  • Nursery: means any grounds or premises on or in which nursery stock is grown, propagated, or held for sale or distribution, except where aquatic plant species are tended for harvest in the natural environment. See Florida Statutes 581.011
  • Nursery stock: means all plants, trees, shrubs, vines, bulbs, cuttings, grafts, scions, or buds grown or kept for or capable of propagation or distribution, unless specifically excluded by the rules of the department. See Florida Statutes 581.011
  • Nurseryman: means any person engaged in the production of nursery stock for sale or distribution. See Florida Statutes 581.011
  • oath: includes affirmations. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Office: means the Office of Insurance Regulation. See Florida Statutes 628.901
  • Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability: means an entity designated by joint rule of the Legislature or by agreement between the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Official check sample: means a sealed and identified sample taken from the official sample for use in check analysis. See Florida Statutes 576.011
  • Official organ: means a printed document published by the division for notification to the public and industries in matters relating to division activities and in which official announcements may be made. See Florida Statutes 581.011
  • Official sample: means any sample of fertilizer taken by the department in accordance with the provisions of this law or rules adopted hereunder, and designated as "official" by the department. See Florida Statutes 576.011
  • old plan: means the credit insurance coverage or credit insurance plan the insured debtor had or participated in immediately prior to the consolidation. See Florida Statutes 627.677
  • old plan: means the mortgage insurance coverage or mortgage insurance plan the insured debtor had or participated in immediately prior to the consolidation. See Florida Statutes 627.982
  • Open burning: means any outdoor fire or open combustion of material that produces visible emissions. See Florida Statutes 590.015
  • Operating agreement: means an agreement, whether referred to as an operating agreement or not, which may be oral, implied, in a record, or in any combination thereof, of the members of a limited liability company, including a sole member, concerning the matters described in…. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Operating day: means a continuous period of 24 hours starting with the beginning of the first performance of a race or game, even though the operating day may start during one calendar day and extend past midnight except that no jai alai game may commence after 1:30 a. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • Oranges: means the fruit Citrus sinensis Osbeck, commonly called sweet oranges. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Organic fertilizer: means a material containing carbon and one or more elements, other than hydrogen and oxygen, essential for plant growth. See Florida Statutes 576.011
  • Organic law: means the law of the jurisdiction in which an entity was formed. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Organic rules: means the public organic record and private organic rules of an entity. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Origin: means the state, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or possession of the United States, or the foreign country where the seed were grown, except for native species, where the term means the county or collection zone and the state where the seed were grown. See Florida Statutes 578.011
  • Other crop seed: includes all seed of plants grown in this state as crops, other than the kind or kind and variety included in the pure seed, when not more than 5 percent of the whole of a single kind or variety is present, unless designated as weed seed. See Florida Statutes 578.011
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Package: means any container or wrapping in which any commodity is enclosed for use in the delivery or display of that commodity to purchasers. See Florida Statutes 531.37
  • Packet seed: means seed prepared for use in home gardens and household plantings packaged in labeled, sealed containers of less than 8 ounces and typically sold from seed racks or displays in retail establishments, via the Internet, or through mail order. See Florida Statutes 578.011
  • Packinghouse: means any building, structure, or place where citrus fruit is packed or otherwise prepared for market or shipment in fresh form. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Paid premiums: means all premiums paid for insurance by a member of a mutual insurance holding company to a subsidiary insurance company. See Florida Statutes 628.703
  • Parent: means any corporation, limited liability company, partnership, or individual that directly or indirectly owns, controls, or holds with power to vote more than 50 percent of the outstanding voting interests of a captive insurance company. See Florida Statutes 628.901
  • Pari-mutuel facility: means the grounds or property of a cardroom, racetrack, fronton, or other facility used by a licensed permitholder. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • pari-mutuel wagering: means a system of betting on races or games in which the winners divide the total amount bet, after deducting management expenses and taxes, in proportion to the sums they have wagered individually and with regard to the odds assigned to particular outcomes. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • Participant: means a professional competing in a boxing, kickboxing, or mixed martial arts match. See Florida Statutes 548.002
  • Partition by sale: means a court-ordered sale of the entire heirs property, whether by open-market sale, sealed bids, or auction conducted under…. See Florida Statutes 64.202
  • Partition in kind: means the division of heirs property into physically distinct and separately titled parcels. See Florida Statutes 64.202
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • pelota: means a ball game of Spanish origin played on a court with three walls. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • percentage: means the percentage by weight. See Florida Statutes 576.011
  • percentage: means percentage by weight. See Florida Statutes 580.031
  • Performance: means a series of events, races, or games performed consecutively under a single admission charge. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • permittee: means a holder of a permit to conduct pari-mutuel wagering in this state as authorized in this chapter. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • Person: means any natural person, partnership, association, corporation, trust, estate, or other legal entity. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Person: means any natural person, partnership, association, or corporation. See Florida Statutes 552.081
  • Person: means any individual, corporation, association, partnership, reciprocal exchange, interinsurer, Lloyds insurer, fraternal benefit society, or business trust or any entity involved in the business of insurance. See Florida Statutes 626.9511
  • Person: means an individual, business corporation, nonprofit corporation, partnership, limited partnership, limited liability company, limited cooperative association, unincorporated nonprofit association, statutory trust, business trust, common law business trust, estate, trust, association, joint venture, public corporation, government or governmental subdivision, agency, or instrumentality, or another legal or commercial entity. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Person: includes individual and entity. See Florida Statutes 617.01401
  • Person: means individuals, children, firms, associations, joint ventures, partnerships, estates, trusts, business trusts, syndicates, fiduciaries, corporations, and all other groups or combinations. See Florida Statutes 631.54
  • Person: means any individual, corporation, limited liability company, partnership, association, governmental body or entity, or voluntary organization. See Florida Statutes 631.714
  • Person: means any individual, corporation, partnership, association, or voluntary organization. See Florida Statutes 631.814
  • Person: means any individual, firm, partnership, corporation, company, association, organization, or cooperative. See Florida Statutes 527.01
  • Person: includes both plural and singular, as the case demands, and includes individuals, partnerships, corporations, companies, societies, and associations. See Florida Statutes 531.37
  • Person: means an individual, firm, corporation, partnership, limited liability company, association, trustee, receiver, or assignee for the benefit of creditors. See Florida Statutes 545.01
  • person: includes individuals, children, firms, associations, joint adventures, partnerships, estates, trusts, business trusts, syndicates, fiduciaries, corporations, and all other groups or combinations. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Personal lines agent: means a general lines agent who is limited to transacting business related to property and casualty insurance sold to individuals and families for noncommercial purposes. See Florida Statutes 626.015
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Personal risk liability: means liability for damages because of injury to any person, damage to property, or other loss or damage resulting from any personal, familial, or household responsibilities or activities, rather than from responsibilities or activities referred to in subsection (4) under the definition of "liability. See Florida Statutes 627.942
  • Physician: means a person who is approved by the commission, who has a license to practice medicine issued pursuant to chapter 458 or chapter 459, and whose license to practice medicine is unencumbered and in good standing. See Florida Statutes 548.002
  • Pipeline system operator: means any person who owns or operates a liquefied petroleum gas pipeline system that is used to transmit liquefied petroleum gas from a common source to the customer and that serves 10 or more customers. See Florida Statutes 527.01
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Plan: means a plan of merger, plan of interest exchange, plan of conversion, or plan of domestication, as appropriate in the particular context. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Plan: means the Florida Health Maintenance Organization Consumer Assistance Plan created by this part. See Florida Statutes 631.814
  • Plan of conversion: means a plan under…. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Plan of domestication: means a plan under…. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Plan of interest exchange: means a plan under…. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Plan of merger: means a plan under…. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Plan of operation or a feasibility study: means an analysis which presents the expected activities and results of a risk retention group, including, at a minimum:
    (a) For each state in which it intends to operate, the coverages, deductibles, coverage limits, rates, and rating classification systems for each line of insurance the group intends to offer. See Florida Statutes 627.942
  • Plant broker: means a person who transacts the transfer of plants from a seller to a buyer and who may or may not be in actual physical possession of the plants. See Florida Statutes 581.011
  • Plant pest: means any living stage of any insects, mites, nematodes, slugs, snails, protozoa, or other invertebrate animals, bacteria, fungi, other parasitic plants or their reproductive parts, or viruses, or any organisms similar to or allied with any of the foregoing, including any genetically engineered organisms, or any infectious substances which can directly or indirectly injure or cause disease or damage in any plants or plant parts or any processed, manufactured, or other plant products. See Florida Statutes 581.011
  • Plants and plant products: means trees, shrubs, vines, forage and cereal plants, and all other plants and plant parts, including cuttings, grafts, scions, buds, fruit, vegetables, roots, bulbs, seeds, wood, lumber, and all products made from them, unless specifically excluded by the rules of the department. See Florida Statutes 581.011
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Plea agreement: An arrangement between the prosecutor, the defense attorney, and the defendant in which the defendant agrees to plead guilty in exchange for special considerations. Source:
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Policy: means a written contract of insurance or written agreement for or effecting insurance, or the certificate thereof, by whatever name called, and includes all clauses, riders, endorsements, and papers that are a part thereof. See Florida Statutes 627.402
  • political subdivision: include counties, cities, towns, villages, special tax school districts, special road and bridge districts, bridge districts, and all other districts in this state. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Post time: means the time set for the arrival at the starting point of the horses in a race or the beginning of a game in jai alai. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • Power boiler: means a boiler in which steam or other vapor is generated at a pressure of more than 15 psig. See Florida Statutes 554.1021
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • PPACA: means the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Pub. See Florida Statutes 627.402
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Preengineered system: means a fire suppression system which:
  • Preliminary hearing: A hearing where the judge decides whether there is enough evidence to make the defendant have a trial.
  • Premises: means a dwelling unit and the structure of which it is a part and a mobile home lot and the appurtenant facilities and grounds, areas, facilities, and property held out for the use of tenants generally. See Florida Statutes 83.43
  • Premium: means the consideration paid or to be paid to an insurer for the issuance and delivery of any binder or policy of insurance. See Florida Statutes 627.041
  • Premium: means the charge, as specified by rule of the commission, which is made by a title insurer for a title insurance policy, including the charge for performance of primary title services by a title insurer or title insurance agent or agency, and incurring the risks incident to such policy, under the several classifications of title insurance contracts and forms. See Florida Statutes 627.7711
  • Premium: means any direct gross insurance premium and any annuity consideration written on covered policies, less return premium and consideration thereon and dividends paid or credited to policyholders on such direct business. See Florida Statutes 631.714
  • Primary channel of trade: means the routes through which citrus fruit is marketed. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Primary plant nutrient: means total nitrogen expressed as N, available phosphorus expressed as P2O5, and soluble potassium expressed as K2O, or any combination of these substances. See Florida Statutes 576.011
  • Primary standards: means the physical standards of the state which serve as the legal reference from which all other standards, weights, and measures are derived. See Florida Statutes 531.37
  • Primary title services: means determining insurability in accordance with sound underwriting practices based upon evaluation of a reasonable title search or a search of the records of a Uniform Commercial Code filing office and such other information as may be necessary, determination and clearance of underwriting objections and requirements to eliminate risk, preparation and issuance of a title insurance commitment setting forth the requirements to insure, and preparation and issuance of the policy. See Florida Statutes 627.7711
  • Principal office: means the principal executive office of a limited liability company or foreign limited liability company, regardless of whether the office is located in this state. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Private organic rules: means the rules, whether or not in a record, which govern the internal affairs of an entity, are binding on all its interest holders, and are not part of its public organic record, if any. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Processing: means conditioning, cleaning, scarifying, or blending to obtain uniform quality and other operations which would change the purity or germination of the seed and, therefore, require retesting to determine the quality of the seed. See Florida Statutes 578.011
  • Processor: means any person engaged within this state in the business of canning, concentrating, or otherwise processing citrus fruit for market other than for shipment in fresh fruit form. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Producer: means any person growing or producing citrus in this state for market. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Product liability: means liability for damages because of any personal injury, death, emotional harm, consequential economic damage, or property damage, including damages resulting from the loss of use of property, arising out of the manufacture, design, importation, distribution, packaging, labeling, lease, or sale of a product, but does not include the liability of any person for those damages if the product involved was in the possession of such a person when the incident giving rise to the claim occurred. See Florida Statutes 627.942
  • Product name: means the name of the commercial feed which identifies it as to kind, class, or specific use. See Florida Statutes 580.031
  • Professional: means a person who has received or competed for a purse or other article of a value greater than $50, either for the expenses of training or for participating in a match. See Florida Statutes 548.002
  • Program: means any one or more of the school food and nutrition service programs that the department has responsibility over including, but not limited to, the National School Lunch Program, the Special Milk Program, the School Breakfast Program, the Summer Food Service Program, the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, and any other program that relates to school nutrition. See Florida Statutes 595.402
  • Progressive system: means a computerized system linking slot machines in one or more licensed facilities within this state or other jurisdictions and offering one or more common progressive payouts based on the amounts wagered. See Florida Statutes 551.102
  • Promoter: means a person or entity, including an officer, director, trustee, partner, or owner of a corporate promoter or promoter partnership, who produces, arranges, or stages a match involving a professional. See Florida Statutes 548.002
  • property: means land that is improved and the improvements on such land, including fixtures, manufactured housing, or mobile homes and excluding public transportation projects. See Florida Statutes 558.002
  • Property: means all property, whether real, personal, mixed, tangible, or intangible, or a right or interest therein. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Protected agreement: means :
    (a) A record evidencing indebtedness and any related agreement in effect on January 1, 2014;
    (b) An agreement that is binding on an entity on January 1, 2014;
    (c) The organic rules of an entity in effect on January 1, 2014; or
    (d) An agreement that is binding on any of the governors or interest holders of an entity on January 1, 2014. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Public assembly locations: includes schools, day care centers, community centers, churches, theaters, hospitals, nursing and convalescent homes, stadiums, amusement parks, and other locations open to the general public. See Florida Statutes 554.1021
  • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
  • Public organic record: means a record, the filing of which by a governmental body is required to form an entity, and an amendment to or restatement of that record. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • purchase: includes an exchange, barter, gift, or offer to contract to sell or buy. See Florida Statutes 545.01
  • Purchasing group: means any group which:
    (a) Has as one of its purposes the purchase of liability insurance on a group basis. See Florida Statutes 627.942
  • Pure captive insurance company: means a company that insures risks of its parent, affiliated companies, controlled unaffiliated businesses, or a combination thereof. See Florida Statutes 628.901
  • Pure seed: means the seed, exclusive of inert matter, of the kind or kind and variety of seed declared on the label or tag. See Florida Statutes 578.011
  • Purse: means the cash portion of the prize for which a race or game is contested. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • Purse: means the financial guarantee or other remuneration for which a professional is participating in a match and includes the professional's share of any payment received for radio broadcasting and television, including pay-per-view or closed-circuit. See Florida Statutes 548.002
  • Qualifier: means any person who has passed a competency examination administered by the department and is employed by a licensed category I, category II, or category V business. See Florida Statutes 527.01
  • Quarantine: means an official order issued by the department that regulates the movement of articles, plants, or plant products to prevent the spread of disease or pests. See Florida Statutes 581.011
  • Quarter horse: means a breed of horse developed in the western United States which is capable of high speed for a short distance and used in quarter horse racing registered with the American Quarter Horse Association. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Rate: means the unit charge by which the measure of exposure or the amount of insurance specified in a policy of insurance or covered thereunder is multiplied to determine the premium. See Florida Statutes 627.041
  • Rating organization: means every person, other than an authorized insurer, whether located within or outside this state, who has as his or her object or purpose the making of rates, rating plans, or rating systems. See Florida Statutes 627.041
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form. See Florida Statutes 64.202
  • Record: includes the symbol identifying the seed as to origin, amount, processing, testing, labeling, and distribution, and any other document or instrument pertaining to the purchase, sale, or handling of agricultural, vegetable, flower, tree, or shrub seed. See Florida Statutes 578.011
  • Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
  • Recreational vehicle: means a motor vehicle that is designed to provide temporary living quarters for recreational, camping, or travel use and that has its own propulsion or is mounted on or towed by another motor vehicle. See Florida Statutes 527.01
  • Registered foreign entity: means a foreign entity that is authorized to transact business in this state pursuant to a record filed with the department. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Registered foreign limited liability company: means a foreign limited liability company that has a certificate of authority to transact business in this state pursuant to a record filed with the department. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • registered mail: include certified mail with return receipt requested. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Registered seed: means a class of certified seed which is the progeny of breeder or foundation seed and is produced and handled under procedures established by the certifying agency, in accordance with this part, for the purpose of maintaining genetic purity and identity. See Florida Statutes 578.011
  • Registrant: means the person who registers specialty fertilizer under the provisions of this chapter. See Florida Statutes 576.011
  • Registrant: means any person issued a master registration by the department. See Florida Statutes 580.031
  • Regular wagering: means contributions to pari-mutuel pools involving wagering on a single entry in a single race, or a single jai alai player or team in a single game, such as the win pool, the place pool, or the show pool. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • Regulated article: means any article capable of transporting a honeybee pest or an unwanted race of honeybees. See Florida Statutes 586.02
  • Reinsurance: means cessions qualifying for credit under…. See Florida Statutes 627.971
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Rent: means the periodic payments due the landlord from the tenant for occupancy under a rental agreement and any other payments due the landlord from the tenant as may be designated as rent in a written rental agreement. See Florida Statutes 83.43
  • Rental agreement: means any written agreement, including amendments or addenda, or oral agreement for a duration of less than 1 year, providing for use and occupancy of premises. See Florida Statutes 83.43
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • Resident: means an individual whose home state is the State of Florida. See Florida Statutes 626.015
  • Resident: means any person who resides in this state at the time a member insurer is determined to be an impaired or insolvent insurer and to whom contractual obligations are owed by such impaired or insolvent member insurer. See Florida Statutes 631.714
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Revocable trust: A trust agreement that can be canceled, rescinded, revoked, or repealed by the grantor (person who establishes the trust).
  • Revolving credit: A credit agreement (typically a credit card) that allows a customer to borrow against a preapproved credit line when purchasing goods and services. The borrower is only billed for the amount that is actually borrowed plus any interest due. (Also called a charge account or open-end credit.) Source: OCC
  • right of contribution: means property or a benefit described in…. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Risk retention group: means any corporation or other limited liability association:
    (a) Whose primary activity consists of assuming and spreading all or any portion of the liability exposure of its group members. See Florida Statutes 627.942
  • Sale: means the act of selling; the act whereby the ownership of property is transferred from one person to another for a sum of money or, loosely, for any consideration. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • School breakfast program: means a program authorized by…. See Florida Statutes 595.402
  • School district: means any of the 67 county school districts, including the respective district school board. See Florida Statutes 595.402
  • Secondary standards: means the physical standards which are traceable to the primary standards through comparisons, using acceptable laboratory procedures. See Florida Statutes 531.37
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of Business and Professional Regulation. See Florida Statutes 548.002
  • Security deposits: means any moneys held by the landlord as security for the performance of the rental agreement, including, but not limited to, monetary damage to the landlord caused by the tenant's breach of lease prior to the expiration thereof. See Florida Statutes 83.43
  • Self-insurance fund: means a group self-insurance fund authorized under…. See Florida Statutes 631.904
  • Service: means delivery by certified mail with a United States Postal Service record of evidence of delivery or attempted delivery to the last known address of the addressee, by hand delivery, or by delivery by any courier with written evidence of delivery. See Florida Statutes 558.002
  • service agent: is synonymous with the term "service company" as used in this part. See Florida Statutes 626.895
  • service company: is a ny business entity which has met all the requirements of ss. See Florida Statutes 626.895
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Service representative: means an individual employed by an insurer or managing general agent for the purpose of assisting a general lines agent in negotiating and effecting insurance contracts when accompanied by a licensed general lines agent. See Florida Statutes 626.015
  • servicer: means any entity or organization that services loans or credit obligations by collecting and accounting for payments. See Florida Statutes 627.677
  • servicer: means any entity or organization that services mortgage loans by collecting and accounting for monthly mortgage payments. See Florida Statutes 627.982
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Shipper: means any person engaged in shipping, or causing to be shipped, citrus fruit or the canned or concentrated products thereof in intrastate, interstate, or foreign commerce, whether as owner, agent, or otherwise. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • shipping: means to move, or cause to be moved, citrus fruit or the canned or concentrated products thereof in intrastate, interstate, or foreign commerce by rail, truck, boat, airplane, or any other means. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Shipping season: means that period beginning August 1 of one year and ending July 31 of the following year. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Shrub seed: means seed of a woody plant that is smaller than a tree and has several main stems arising at or near the ground. See Florida Statutes 578.011
  • Sign: means , with present intent to authenticate or adopt a record:
    (a) To execute or adopt a tangible symbol; or
    (b) To attach or logically associate an electronic symbol, sound, or process to or with a record, and includes a manual, facsimile, conformed, or electronic signature. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Simulcasting: means broadcasting events occurring live at an in-state location to an out-of-state location, or receiving at an in-state location events occurring live at an out-of-state location, by the transmittal, retransmittal, reception, and rebroadcast of television or radio signals by wire, cable, satellite, microwave, or other electrical or electronic means for receiving or rebroadcasting the events. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • Slot machine: means any mechanical or electrical contrivance, terminal that may or may not be capable of downloading slot games from a central server system, machine, or other device that, upon insertion of a coin, bill, ticket, token, or similar object or upon payment of any consideration whatsoever, including the use of any electronic payment system except a credit card or debit card, is available to play or operate, the play or operation of which, whether by reason of skill or application of the element of chance or both, may deliver or entitle the person or persons playing or operating the contrivance, terminal, machine, or other device to receive cash, billets, tickets, tokens, or electronic credits to be exchanged for cash or to receive merchandise or anything of value whatsoever, whether the payoff is made automatically from the machine or manually. See Florida Statutes 551.102
  • Slot machine facility: means a facility at which slot machines as defined in this chapter are lawfully offered for play. See Florida Statutes 551.102
  • Slot machine license: means a license issued by the division authorizing a pari-mutuel permitholder to place and operate slot machines as provided by…. See Florida Statutes 551.102
  • Slot machine licensee: means a pari-mutuel permitholder who holds a license issued by the division pursuant to this chapter that authorizes such person to possess a slot machine within facilities specified in…. See Florida Statutes 551.102
  • Slot machine operator: means a person employed or contracted by the owner of a licensed facility to conduct slot machine gaming at that licensed facility. See Florida Statutes 551.102
  • Slot machine revenues: means the total of all cash and property, except nonredeemable credits, received by the slot machine licensee from the operation of slot machines less the amount of cash, cash equivalents, credits, and prizes paid to winners of slot machine gaming. See Florida Statutes 551.102
  • soil and water conservation district: means a governmental subdivision of this state and a body corporate and politic, organized in accordance with the provisions of this chapter for the purpose, with the powers, and subject to the provisions set forth in this chapter. See Florida Statutes 582.01
  • Special purpose captive insurance company: means a captive insurance company that is formed or licensed under this chapter that does not meet the definition of any other type of captive insurance company defined in this section. See Florida Statutes 628.901
  • Specialty fertilizer: means any fertilizer packaged, marketed, and distributed for home and garden use and packaged in containers or bags such that the net weight is 49 pounds or less. See Florida Statutes 576.011
  • Sponsor: means any entity that is conducting a program under a current agreement with the department. See Florida Statutes 595.402
  • Sprinkler system: means a type of fire protection system, manual or automatic, using water as an extinguishing agent and installed in accordance with applicable National Fire Protection Association standards. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Standard-packed box: means 13/5 bushels of citrus fruit, whether in bulk or containers. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Standardbred horse: means a pacing or trotting horse that is used in harness racing and that has been registered as a standardbred by the United States Trotting Association or by a foreign registry whose stud book is recognized by the United States Trotting Association. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or a territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • State: means any state of the United States or the District of Columbia. See Florida Statutes 627.942
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • statutory accounting principles: means accounting principles as defined in the National Association of Insurance Commissioners Accounting Practices and Procedures Manual as of March 2002 and subsequent amendments thereto if the methodology remains substantially consistent. See Florida Statutes 625.01115
  • Stock dealer: means any person not a grower of nursery stock in this state who buys or otherwise acquires nursery stock for the purpose of reselling independently of any control of a nurseryman, agent, or plant broker, and who at any time maintains physical possession of such nursery stock. See Florida Statutes 581.011
  • Stop-sale: means any written or printed notice or order issued by the department to the owner or custodian of any lot of agricultural, vegetable, flower, tree, or shrub seed in the state, directing the owner or custodian not to sell or offer for sale seed designated by the order within the state until the requirements of this law are complied with and a written release has been issued; except that the seed may be released to be sold for feed. See Florida Statutes 578.011
  • Subcontractor: means a person, as defined in…. See Florida Statutes 558.002
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Subpoena duces tecum: A command to a witness to produce documents.
  • Subscriber: means an insurer which is furnished at its request:
    (a) With rates and rating manuals by a rating organization of which it is not a member; or
    (b) With advisory services by an advisory organization of which it is not a member. See Florida Statutes 627.041
  • Subscriber: means any resident of this state who is enrolled for benefits provided by an HMO and who makes premium payments or for whom premium payments are made. See Florida Statutes 631.814
  • Subsidiary insurance company: means :
    (a) A stock insurance company, of which the majority of the voting shares of the capital stock are at all times owned by a mutual insurance holding company. See Florida Statutes 628.703
  • Successor entity: means any trust, receivership, or other legal entity that is governed by the laws of this state to which the remaining assets and liabilities of a dissolved corporation are transferred and that exists solely for the purposes of prosecuting and defending suits by or against the dissolved corporation and enabling the dissolved corporation to settle and close the business of the dissolved corporation, to dispose of and convey the property of the dissolved corporation, to discharge the liabilities of the dissolved corporation, and to distribute to the dissolved corporation's members any remaining assets, but not for the purpose of continuing the business for which the dissolved corporation was organized. See Florida Statutes 617.01401
  • Summer nutrition program: means one or more of the programs authorized under 42 U. See Florida Statutes 595.402
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Supervisor: means a member of the governing body of a district who is elected in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. See Florida Statutes 582.01
  • Supplier: means a person, as defined in…. See Florida Statutes 558.002
  • Support services: means those activities that a fire service provider has trained an individual to perform safely outside the hot zone of an emergency scene, including pulling hoses, opening and closing fire hydrants, driving and operating apparatus, carrying tools, carrying or moving equipment, directing traffic, manning a resource pool, or similar activities. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Surviving entity: means the entity that continues in existence after or is created by a merger. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Suspension: means the temporary withdrawal of a license, certificate, or permit issued pursuant to this chapter. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Takeout: means the percentage of the pari-mutuel pools deducted by the permitholder prior to the distribution of the pool. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • Tangerines: means the fruit Citrus reticulata Blanco, commonly called tangerines. See Florida Statutes 601.03
  • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
  • Tenant: means any person entitled to occupy a dwelling unit under a rental agreement. See Florida Statutes 83.43
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Third-party provider: means a provider of an automotive-related product that is not an affiliated finance company, manufacturer, or wholesale distributor. See Florida Statutes 545.01
  • Thoroughbred: means a purebred horse whose ancestry can be traced back to one of three foundation sires and whose pedigree is registered in the American Stud Book or in a foreign stud book that is recognized by the Jockey Club and the International Stud Book Committee. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • Title insurer: means any domestic company organized and authorized to do business under the provisions of chapter 624, for the purpose of issuing title insurance, or any insurer organized under the laws of another state, the District of Columbia, or a foreign country and holding a certificate of authority to transact business in this state, for the purpose of issuing title insurance. See Florida Statutes 627.7711
  • Title search: means the compiling of title information from official or public records. See Florida Statutes 627.7711
  • Ton: means a net weight of 2,000 pounds avoirdupois. See Florida Statutes 576.011
  • Ton: means a net weight of 2,000 pounds avoirdupois. See Florida Statutes 580.031
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Totalisator: means the computer system used to accumulate wagers, record sales, calculate payoffs, and display wagering data on a display device that is located at a pari-mutuel facility. See Florida Statutes 550.002
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Transfer: includes :
    (a) An assignment. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Transferable interest: means the right, as initially owned by a person in the person's capacity as a member, to receive distributions from a limited liability company in accordance with the operating agreement, whether the person remains a member or continues to own a part of the right. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Transferee: means a person to which all or part of a transferable interest is transferred, whether or not the transferor is a member. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Transient occupancy: means occupancy when it is the intention of the parties that the occupancy will be temporary. See Florida Statutes 83.43
  • Transportation: means the conveying or carrying of property from one place to another by motor vehicle (except a motor vehicle subject to…. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Treasury rates: means the United States Treasury STRIPS asked yield as published in the Wall Street Journal as of a balance sheet date. See Florida Statutes 628.901
  • Treated: means that the seed has been given an application of a material or subjected to a process designed to control or repel disease organisms, insects, or other pests attacking seed or seedlings grown therefrom to improve its planting value or to serve any other purpose. See Florida Statutes 578.011
  • Tree seed: means seed of a woody perennial plant typically having a single stem or trunk growing to a considerable height and bearing lateral branches at some distance from the ground. See Florida Statutes 578.011
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Truth in Lending Act: The Truth in Lending Act is a federal law that requires lenders to provide standardized information so that borrowers can compare loan terms. In general, lenders must provide information on Source: OCC
  • Two-component explosives: means any two inert components that, when mixed, become capable of detonation by a detonator, and shall be classified as a Class "A" explosive when so mixed. See Florida Statutes 552.081
  • Type: means a group of varieties so nearly similar that the individual varieties cannot be clearly differentiated except under special conditions. See Florida Statutes 578.011
  • Type of entity: means a generic form of entity that is:
    (a) Recognized at common law; or
    (b) Formed under an organic law, whether or not some of the entities formed under that organic law are subject to provisions of that law which create different categories of the form of entity. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • Unaffiliated insurance agent: means a licensed insurance agent, except a limited lines agent, who is self-appointed and who practices as an independent consultant in the business of analyzing or abstracting insurance policies, providing insurance advice or counseling, or making specific recommendations or comparisons of insurance products for a fee established in advance by written contract signed by the parties. See Florida Statutes 626.015
  • Unarmed combat: means a form of competition in which a strike or blow is struck that may reasonably be expected to inflict injury. See Florida Statutes 548.002
  • Uniform application: means the uniform application of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners for nonresident agent licensing, effective January 15, 2001, or subsequent versions adopted by rule by the department. See Florida Statutes 626.015
  • Uniform Commercial Code: A set of statutes enacted by the various states to provide consistency among the states' commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading. Source: OCC
  • Uniform firesafety standard: means a requirement or group of requirements for the protection of life and property from loss by fire which shall be met by every building and structure specified in…. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Universal school breakfast program: means a program that makes breakfast available at no cost to all students regardless of their household income. See Florida Statutes 595.402
  • Unsound condition: means that the office has determined that one or more of the following conditions exist with respect to an insurer:
    (a) The insurer's required surplus, capital, or capital stock is impaired to an extent prohibited by law;
    (b) The insurer continues to write new business when it has not maintained the required surplus or capital;
    (c) The insurer attempts to dissolve or liquidate without first having made provisions, satisfactory to the office, for liabilities arising from insurance policies issued by the insurer; or
    (d) The insurer meets one or more of the grounds in…. See Florida Statutes 624.80
  • Unwanted race of honeybees: means those natural, genetically isolated subspecies of honeybees which beyond a reasonable doubt can inflict damage to people or animals greater than managed or feral honeybees commonly utilized in North America. See Florida Statutes 586.02
  • Uphold: The decision of an appellate court not to reverse a lower court decision.
  • Use: means application, employment; that enjoyment of property which consists of its employment, occupation, exercise, or practice. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • User: means a dealer or manufacturer-distributor who uses an explosive as an ultimate consumer or a person who, as an ultimate consumer of an explosive, purchases such explosive from a dealer or manufacturer-distributor. See Florida Statutes 552.081
  • Usury: Charging an illegally high interest rate on a loan. Source: OCC
  • Variety: means a subdivision of a kind which is distinct in the sense that the variety can be differentiated by one or more identifiable morphological, physiological, or other characteristics from all other varieties of public knowledge; uniform in the sense that the variations in essential and distinctive characteristics are describable; and stable in the sense that the variety will remain unchanged in its essential and distinctive characteristics and its uniformity when reproduced or reconstituted. See Florida Statutes 578.011
  • Vegetable seed: means the seed of those crops that are grown in gardens or on truck farms, and are generally known and sold under the name of vegetable seed or herb seed in this state. See Florida Statutes 578.011
  • Vehicle contract: means a conditional sales contract, retail installment sales contract, chattel mortgage, lease agreement, promissory note, or any other financial obligation arising from the retail sale or lease of a motor vehicle. See Florida Statutes 545.01
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • veteran: means a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service and who was discharged or released under honorable conditions only or who later received an upgraded discharge under honorable conditions, notwithstanding any action by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs on individuals discharged or released with other than honorable discharges. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Veto: The procedure established under the Constitution by which the President/Governor refuses to approve a bill or joint resolution and thus prevents its enactment into law. A regular veto occurs when the President/Governor returns the legislation to the house in which it originated. The President/Governor usually returns a vetoed bill with a message indicating his reasons for rejecting the measure. In Congress, the veto can be overridden only by a two-thirds vote in both the Senate and the House.
  • Volunteer firefighter: means an individual who holds a current and valid Volunteer Firefighter Certificate of Completion issued by the division under…. See Florida Statutes 633.102
  • Voting power: means the total number of votes entitled to be cast for the election of directors at the time the determination of voting power is made, excluding a vote that is contingent upon the happening of a condition or event that has not yet occurred. See Florida Statutes 617.01401
  • Water-insoluble nitrogen: means nitrogen not soluble in water. See Florida Statutes 576.011
  • Weed seed: includes the seed of all plants generally recognized as weeds within this state, and includes prohibited and restricted noxious weed seed, bulblets, tubers, and any other vegetative propagules. See Florida Statutes 578.011
  • Weights and measures: means all weights and measures of every kind, instruments, and devices for weighing and measuring, and any appliance and accessories associated with any or all such instruments and devices, excluding taximeters, transportation measurement systems, and those weights and measures used for the purpose of inspecting the accuracy of devices used in conjunction with aviation fuel. See Florida Statutes 531.37
  • Wholesale distributor: means a person engaged, directly or indirectly, in the sale or distribution of motor vehicles to agents or to dealers. See Florida Statutes 545.01
  • Wholesaler: means any person, as defined by subsection (2), selling or offering to sell any liquefied petroleum gas for industrial, commercial, or domestic use to any person except the consumer. See Florida Statutes 527.01
  • Wild land: means any public or private managed or unmanaged forest, urban/interface, pasture or range land, recreation lands, or any other land at risk of wildfire. See Florida Statutes 590.015
  • Wildfire: means any vegetative fire that threatens to destroy life, property, or natural resources. See Florida Statutes 590.015
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • Writing: means printing, typewriting, electronic communication, or other intentional communication that is reducible to a tangible form. See Florida Statutes 605.0102
  • writing: includes handwriting, printing, typewriting, and all other methods and means of forming letters and characters upon paper, stone, wood, or other materials. See Florida Statutes 1.01